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


  • Head, Group International Agriculture

  • Lecturer and researcher in international livestock systems

  • Coordinator of internships abroad for BSc students in international agriculture

  • Value chain analysis, project management.


  • BSc in international agriculture

  • BLAl404 World agriculture: livestock

  • BLAi404 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


  • Livestock systems, dairy production, livestock value chains, support to agricultural education


  • Raised 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 School of Agriculture, Food and Forest Sciences, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • 2006-2014 Freelance consultant in livestock value chains, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia ACIAR, CIAT, AusVet, FHI-360, AVSF
  • 2004-2006 Freelance consultant in livestock value chains, Vietnam Agronomes et Vétérinaires sans Frontières, sub-contracting for Oxfam Québec, FAO, CIAT, Vietnam
  • 2001-2004 Volunteer, Vietnam Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • 1998-2001 Maternity break, Vietnam -
  • 1997-1998 Researcher (part-time), Natural Resources Research Centre, Bhutan Helvetas
  • 1995-1998 Co-manager (part-time) of the National Brown Swiss Breeding Project, Bhutan Helvetas
  • 1994-1995 (6 months) Assistant researcher in ruminant nutrition, Switzerland Agroscope
  • 1994 (6 months) Field researcher, Karnataka, India Myrada, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation
  • 1993-1994 (6 months) Assistant researcher in ruminant nutrition, Switzerland Agroscope
  • 2006-2010 MSc in Agribusiness for Development School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK
  • 2013-2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Animal Health and Production Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, UK
  • 1990-1993 Engineering Diploma in Agriculture, specialization in Livestock Production Swiss College of Agriculture (now HAFL), Switzerland
  • 1988-1990 VET Diploma in Agriculture Landwirtschaftliche Schule Ins (BE), Switzerland



  • Member of the Swiss National Committee to the FAO (CNS-FAO) 2020-2023

  • SOAS Alumni


Supervised theses

  • Roth S. Characterisation of European sericulture 2023

  • Keiser C. & Giuliani A. Livestock manure management and use by smallholder farmers. An assessment in Battambang province in Cambodia. 2021

  • 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

  • Kunz A. Implications of goat integration in black pepper production system in Cambodia. 2023

  • 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
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Switzerland
  • Canada
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • Ethiopia