Dr. Pascale Waelti


Dr. Pascale Waelti Dozentin für Int. Livestock Systems

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


  • Main competences:
    Agricultural engineer and biologist with PhD, specialized in livestock sciences and international agriculture with focus on resilience of agro-pastoral production systems and participatory rangeland management
    15 years' experience in international cooperation and agronomy, 4 years field work experience in Africa with a variety of teaching-learning and facilitation practices
    Professor in international livestock systems at HAFL

    Specific experience in:
    Agronomy and livestock production: Participatory project development and management in smallholder livestock production, pastoralism and agro-pastoralism, participatory rangeland management (PRM) and herder-farmer conflicts
    Institutional development: Fundraising, NGO management, quality management, networking
    Education: Designing and conducting training/teaching courses and curricula in Switzerland and Africa, moderation and facilitation techniques, several years headed a team applying the Problem Based Learning method at HAFL. Development of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) for livestock produc tion
    Research: Team leader in a research project exploring nutrition habit changes and impact on health of migrant pastoral population originating from the Horn of Africa
  • Since April 2008 Scientific collaborator in International Agriculture. Since April 2013, Professor in international livestock systems HAFL, Zollikofen, Switzerland
  • 2007-2009 EIRENE Suisse, Geneva: Improvement of the preparation and monitoring of volunteers, development of a training curriculum EIRENE-Suisse
  • 2004-2007 Institutional and technical adviser in NGO management and livestock production Réseau d'Action, de Partage et de Solidarité (RAPS) and EIRENE Suisse, Chad,
  • 2003-2004 Research and teaching assistant. Feeding trials with piglets Agricultural Institute of Grangeneuve (FR), Switzerland
  • April-Sept 2002 Practical training at the Agricultural Research Station in Cinzana Institute of rural economy, Mali
  • August-Oct 2001 Practical work. Collaboration to a digestibility trial with sheep Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux (Agroscope)
  • 2000-2001 one year of practical work on a mixed crop-dairy farm Farm H-J Hintermann, Dürrenäsch (AG)
  • 1995-2000 Research and teaching assistant Institute of Physiology, Fribourg, Switzerland