Patrick Herlant [ID: 391]

Patrick Herlant

European Commission

Mr. Patrick Herlant recently joined DEVCO as a Policy Officer for Agriculture and Rural Development. Mainly tasked with sector policy analysis and policy coordination Mr. Herlant is also the DEVCO focal point on inclusive rural transformation and sustainable food systems.

A long-term development practitioner Mr. Herlant had the opportunity to design and manage a portfolio of Agriculture and Rural Development investments in Tunisia, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania (IFAD), to provide sector thematic support to the EU delegations in Turkey and Haiti and quality support to the DEVCO food security and rural development unit, and to implement several long-term sustainable agriculture, natural resource management projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Africa (Swiss Technical Cooperation).

As an Agricultural Engineer (’82), Mr. Herlant also holds a Masters in Tropical Forestry (’96) and an MBA in International Business (‘03).