Agriteam Canada’s mission is to provide management and technical expertise characterized by: teamwork, results-based project design, sustainability, participatory methodologies and local input and ownership.
We aim to be catalysts of change and opportunity, to be leaders and partners in international development, providing our best people and expertise to contribute to sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
Since our founding in 1986, Agriteam has successfully delivered over 370 projects worldwide in sectors including agriculture and food security; education and education reform; governance and public sector reform; economic growth and livelihoods; health; gender equality; legal and judicial reform; peace and security; and environment and climate change. During these 30 years, we have designed, implemented, managed, monitored and evaluated international development projects for Global Affairs Canada, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations among others.
In implementing projects, we attach great importance to, and provide appropriate expertise in, institutional strengthening, capacity building, gender equality, social welfare, environmental awareness and participatory methodologies. We use in-house specialists and leading Canadian and international professionals to provide the technical and management skills required to achieve the required project impacts.
Agriteam has a global presence with Canadian offices in Calgary and Gatineau and field offices in Honduras, Peru, Colombia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Vietnam, South Sudan, Tanzania, Mali, and Ethiopia.
AGRITEAM AT A GLANCE
Projects Around the World
Field Offices Around the World
Years of Project Management Experience
Staff in Canada & Around the World
PROJECTS BY REGION
WHERE WE WORK
Agriteam has worked in more than 65 countries around the world.
AGRITEAM’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT
ROBERT (BOB) FRANCIS, B.Sc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Francis founded Agriteam in 1986 and is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Francis has Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Animal Science from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. He completed a Master of Science (Agriculture Studies) at the University of Alberta and took post-graduate studies in Agricultural Science at the University of Nottingham (School of Agriculture). In addition to running the day-to-day operations of Agriteam Canada, Mr. Francis serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities and owns and operates a cattle ranch in Priddis, Alberta.
GAYLE TURNER, M.A., B.Ed.
Vice President, Gender and Social Development Specialist
With a Masters’ degree in Social Work (Community Development) from the University of Toronto, Ms. Turner has designed, managed, monitored and evaluated international development projects for more than 35 years. Ms. Turner joined Agriteam in 1991 as Vice President and manages Agriteam’s operations out of Gatineau, Québec. Ms. Turner is a skilled trainer and facilitator and her expertise includes capacity development, institutional strengthening, participatory development, gender equality and governance, results-based management and performance measurement. She has worked in more than 30 countries, with long-term assignments in Nigeria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Indonesia.
ALEX SCHUMACHER, M.Sc.
Vice President, Agriculture/Environmental Specialist
Mr. Schumacher joined Agriteam in 1990. He is a respected agricultural and environmental specialist with 45 years of experience and has spent more than 15 years in the field managing and providing technical assistance for large, multi-year development projects. Mr. Schumacher earned a Masters of Science degree, specializing in Soil Science, from McGill University. As a Senior Manager, he has directed projects in rural development, irrigation and drainage system feasibility and design, water supply, land use planning, community development, and biodiversity conservation. Mr. Schumacher has worked in industrial development in land reclamation related to coal, oil sands and base metals industries. He has worked extensively in China (including Tibet and Inner Mongolia), Indonesia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Afghanistan, as well as in many countries in Africa and Latin America. In addition to English, Mr. Schumacher is fluent in Spanish and Kiswahili and has good command of French and Bahasa Indonesia.
GEETA TUCKER, CPA, FCMA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Tucker is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting in various industries including international development, telecommunications and government. Since joining Agriteam in 2005, Ms. Tucker has provided the senior financial oversight for the company’s growing number of international development projects, with contract values of approximately C$ 35 million annually. Ms. Tucker also manages all of Agriteam’s external tax and compliance audits and prepares the company’s financial proposals. She also oversees the company’s Corporate Service functions including Human Resources, Information Technology, and Legal. Ms. Tucker is an active member of CPA Alberta where she serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She was named a fellow of the accounting profession in 2008.