Anthony Fitzherbert

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(academic, farmer)
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BornJanuary 1939
ResidenceCumbria,  England
NationalityBritish
Alma materReading University
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft
InterestsAfghanistan
Institute for Statecraft member and former FAO Programme manager in Afghanistan who co-authored research on crop yields.

Employment.png FAO/Consultant[1]

In office
July 2002 - Present
EmployerFAO
As of June 2003

Employment.png FAO/Programme manager[2]

Dates unknown
Prior to 2003

Anthony Ralph Fitzherbert OBE is a British agricultural expert who worked for the FAO in Asia. After the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, he was a special adviser to the FAO in that country. He has written reports for them about the crop yields there.[3]

He has unique knowledge of working, traveling and living in all parts of the country through many years of warfare and tension. He has penetrated Afghan life at a level that few outsiders have ever reached- particularly focusing on rural development, on natural resource management and on all matters of agriculture and husbandry, including the vexed question of poppy production.[4]

Anthony Fitzherbert is/was a member of the Institute for Statecraft.

Background

Anthony Fitzherbert got an MSc from Reading University.[5]

Activities

Anthony Fitzherbert co-authored the FAO's National crop output assessment May/June 2003

Opinions

He was cited in 2019 as a "British agricultural expert" referring to the cash-for-poppies program as “an appalling piece of complete raw naivete,” saying that the people in charge had “no knowledge of nuances and [I] don’t know they really cared.”[6]

Awards

He was given the OBE in 2010 for his work in Afghanistan.[7]


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