Nancy Bourgeois Luethi


Nancy Bourgeois Luethi Dozentin Int. Livestock Systems

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Fachbereich Agronomie
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • Co-head IL group, teaching

  • Lecturer and researcher in international livestock systems

  • Coordinator for field assignments abroad


  • BSc in international agriculture

  • BLAl014 World agriculture: livestock

  • BLAi014 Agriculture and farm economics in developing and transition countries

  • BLAi118 Crop-livestock interactions in developing and transition countries

  • BLAi128 Livestock production and research methods for development

  • BLAi154 Project Planning & Preparing Field Assignment

  • BLAi164 Synthesis week


  • Born on a dairy farm in the Jura mountains (Vaud), worked and lived for 20 years in several countries in Asia
  • 2013 to date Lecturer in International Livestock Systems, Switzerland Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agriculture, Food and Forest Sciences
  • 2006-2014 Freelance consultant in livestock value chains, Laos ACIAR, CIAT, AusVet, FHI-360, AVSF
  • 2004-2006 Freelance consultant in livestock value chains, Vietnam Agronomes et Vétérinaires sans Frontières, Vietnam office, sub-contracting for Oxfam Québec, FAO, CIAT
  • 2001-2004 Volunteer, Vietnam Various volunteer positions, among others for the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • 1998-2001 Maternity break, Vietnam -
  • 1996-1998 Project co-manager National Brown Swiss Breeding Project, Bhutan Helvetas (now Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation)
  • 1997-1998 Researcher, Natural Resources Research Centre, Bhutan Helvetas (now Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation)
  • 1995-1996 Assistant researcher in ruminant nutrition, Switzerland Agroscope
  • 1994 Field researcher, India Myrada, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation
  • 2010 MSc Agribusiness for Development School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). University of London
  • 2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Animal Health and Production Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London
  • 1993 Engineering Diploma in Agriculture, specialization in Livestock Production Swiss College of Agriculture
  • 1990 Federal Capacity Diploma in Agriculture Landwirtschaftliche Schule Ins


  • 2017 till date Coordinator Academia and Research Cluster, Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL)

  • 2019 till date Member of the Swiss National Committee to the FAO (CNF-FAO)

  • 2013 till date, various short- and mid term research mandates in Asia and Africa in livestock production, value chains and higher and vocational education



Supervised theses

  • Sauthier D. Adaptabilité d’un projet d’aquaponie dans le cadre de l’aide au retour suisse 2018

  • Verly V. Essais d’acceptabilité et de préfé-rence sur les alpagas dans les hautes Andes du Sud du Pérou 2017

  • Furer J. Analysis of yak products value chains, Alai and Chon Alai districts, Kyrgyzstan 2017

  • Speiser L. Cashmere value chain analysis in Alai and Chon Alai districts, Kyrgyzstan 2016

  • Held M. Are smallholder livestock farmers in remote eastern Cambodia ready for improved forage systems? 2015

  • Ulman, S. Sheep welfare and farmers’ attitudes towards animal welfare in Yabello and Menz, Ethiopia 2019

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Vietnamese - Limited working proficiency
  • Lao - Elementary proficiency
  • Russian - Elementary proficiency
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Sudan
  • Nigeria
  • Mali
  • Tunisia
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Viet Nam