Albert started his horticulture career with the University of Applied Science in
Switzerlandwhere he obtained a degree of Engineering in horticulture, successfully.
He went on to increase his skills by joining the FAO Headquarters in Rome where he
received a Certificate from the Director General of the FAO, Dr. Jacques Diouf. He
was then sent to Namibia to implement Urban and Peri-Urban horticulture initiatives
using his technical expertise. (This is a project of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Water & Forestry, sponsored by the Kingdom of Belgium). He then joined COSDEF (Community
Skills Development Foundation) to learn how to transfer his skills to people who
have never been to University, efficiently. He even did a course with Independence
Caterers to study nutrition, to enhance his horticulture background. He was the lead
Horticulture Officer for the UN joint program on Gender and Development from mid
2009 through mid 2010. He is also a member of the Namibia National Horticulture Task
Team and a member of Namibian Organic Association. 2011-06-15 Was awarded the coordinator
for the French Embassy’s FSD Project . 2011-10-28 Became a member of the International
Society of Horticulture Science (ISHS). Albert visited FAO Burundi from the 8th of
February 2012 till the 27th of April 2012 on a special invitation to assist on “best
practices for Agriculture”. He trained 38 micro gardeners and 102 farmers during
training sessions and workshops.
To date he has coordinated and managed various projects in Namibia and has received
outstanding letters of reference. Please see his project feedback reports under ‘Reports’.