Neil Orchardson is a trained economist and agricultural economist, with extensive experience in project management and providing technical consultancy inputs. He is currently working as the Technical Assistant (TA) to the Oil Seeds Products Technical Working Group (OSP TWG). The current work focuses on delivering aspects of the National Export Strategy (NES). The NES work involves changes related to; Seed, Irrigation, Export Procedures, the Skills Gap, Extension coordination and the diversification of the Agricultural Research and Extension Trust. He has more than 30 years work experience having previously worked in Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania and Zaire (DRC).