IFCN Research Partners

These dairy experts are the basis of the IFCN. They provide the knowledge from their country that lead to unique dairy economic research results.
Below you find all current IFCN Research Partners.

Partners for Dairy Farm Analysis

Algeria

Dairy Expert 
Djellali Abderrazak

Horizons Agro-alimentaires, Gouraya

Argentina

Hugo Quattrochi

Unión Productores de Leche Cuenca Mar y Sierras, Tandil

Armenia

Lusine Tadevosyan, Vardan Urutyan

ICARE – International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education, Yerevan

Australia

Jonathan (Jon) Hauser

Xcheque Pty Ltd, Glen Alvie

Austria

 

Josef Hambrusch, Leopold Kirner

Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna

Bangladesh

Mohammad Uddin

Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Belarus

Anatoli Takun, Sviatlana Takun

The Institute of System Research in Agroindustrial Complex of NAS of Belarus, Minsk

Belgium

Joeri Deuninck

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Knowledge Quality and Fisheries Division, Brussels

Brazil

Lorildo Aldo Stock

Embrapa Gado de Leite (Embrapa Dairy Cattle), Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais

Brazil

Sergio de Zen, Natalia Grigol

CEPEA, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cameroon

Festus Kongyu Ali

Department of Rural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Bafoussam

Canada

Steve Couture

Dairy Farmers of Canada, Ottawa

Chile

Mario E. Olivares

Cooprinsem, Osorno

China

Dairy Consultant
Sam Shi

Dairy Consultant, Beijing

China

Dou Ming, Zhao Hengxin

Beijing Orient Dairy Consultants Ltd., Beijing

China

Liu Changquan

Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

Colombia

René Perez, Enrique Ortega

Consejo Nacional de la Calidad de la Leche y Prevención de la Mastitis, Bogotá

Czech Republic

Iveta Bošková

ÚZEI – Research Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Prague

Denmark

Morten Nyland Christensen

SEGES, Aarhus

Egypt

Adel Khattab

Tanta University, Faculty of Agriculture, Animal Production Department, Tanta

Finland

Olli Niskanen

Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Helsinki

France

Benoît Rubin

Institut de l’Elevage, Service Economie de l’Exploitation, Derval

Germany

Hauke Tergast

Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

Hungary

Éva Vöneki, Dániel Mándi-Nag

Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Budapest

India

Pankaj Navani

Binsar Farms Pvt. Ltd., Janti Khurd, Haryana

India

G. Chokkalingam

 

National Dairy Development Board, Anand, Gujarat, India

India

Gunjan Bhandari 

National Dairy Research Institute NDRI, Karnal, Haryana

Iran

Ali Sadeghi-Sefidmazgi

Isfahan University of Technology, Department of Animal Science, Isfahan

Iran

Farhad Mirzaei

Iranian Association for Animal Production Management, Karaj

Ireland

Fiona Thorne

Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, Dublin

Israel

Liron Tamir

Israel Dairy Board, Rishon-Le’Zion

Italy

Alberto Menghi

CRPA – Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali, Reggio Emilia

Japan

 
Hironobu Takeshita

J-milk (Japan Dairy Association); Japan Milk Academic Alliance; Nagoya University, Aichi, Tokyo

Kazakhstan

Stepan Ten

Dairy Consultant, Kostanay, Kazakhstan

Kenya

Francis Karin

Egerton University, Rongia, Nakuru, Kenya

Latvia

Renars Sturmanis

Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre, Ozolnieki, Latvia

Luxembourg

Nicolas Lampach 

Ministère de l’Agriculture, Service d’Economie Rurale, Luxembourg

Mexico

José Luis Dávalos Flores

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Tequisquiapan

Mexico

Rigoberto Becerra Pinedo

Establo Gibraltar, Gomez Palacio, Durango

New Zealand

Nicola Shadbolt

College of Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North

Nigeria

Olusegun Oloruntobi 

FarmKonnect Agribusiness, Adamasingba, Ibadan

Norway

Ola Flaten, Bjørn Gunnar Hansen

NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Oslo

Pakistan

Waseem Shaukat

Solve Agri Pak (Private) Limited, Lahore

Peru

Carlos Gomez

Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima

Poland

Ewa Kołoszycz

West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Department of Management, Szczecin

Russian Federation

Vladimir Surovtsev, Mikhail Ponomarev, Julia Nikulina

Northwest Research Institute of Economics and Organization of Agriculture, St. Petersburg

Russian Federation

Artyom Belov

SOYUZMOLOKO (National Dairy Producers Union), Moscow

Serbia

Rade Popovic

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics, Subotica

South Africa

Bertus van Heerden 

Milk Producers’ Organisation, Pretoria

Spain

National Network Team (J. Llorente, C. García, F. Merelo, A. García, P. García )

TRAGSATEC & Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentacíon, Madrid

Switzerland

Christian Gazzarin

Agroscope Research Station, Farm Management Group, Tänikon

Tunisia

Dhiaeddine M’Hamed

Dairy Expert, Soliman

Turkey

Muhittin Özder, Selçuk Akkaya

Turkish Milk Council, Ankara

Uganda

Steven Aikiriza

SNV, Kampala

Ukraine

Olga Kozak 

National Scientific Centre, Institute of Agrarian Economics, Kiev

United Kingdom

Mark Topliff, Kate Parkes

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, Market Intelligence, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Uruguay

Jorge Artagaveytia, Ana Pedemonte

Instituto Nacional de la Leche, Montevideo

USA

Hernan Tejeda

University of Idaho, Idaho

USA

Robert Hagevoort

New Mexico State University, New Mexico

USA

Bill Zweigbaum

Farm Credit East, Greenwich, New York

USA

Mark Stephenson

University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability (CDP), Wisconsin

Zimbabwe

 
Paidamoyo Patience Chadoka

Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers, Harare

Partners for Dairy Sector Analysis

Afghanistan

Dairy Expert
Shakirullah Akhtar

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Kabul

Albania

Ilir Kapaj

Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana

Australia

Helen Quinn

Dairy Australia

Belgium

Erwin Wauters

ILVO – Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Social Sciences Unit, Marelbeke

Bhutan

Tashi Samdup, N. B. Tamang

Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Thimphu

Bolivia

Dairy Expert
Felix Menzel

Dairy Expert

Bulgaria

Konstantin Stankov

Trakia University, Stara Zagora

Cameroon

 
Henri Bayemi

Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, Yaoundé

Costa Rica

Francisco José Arias Cordero

Cooperativa de Productores de Leche, Dos Pinos R.L., Alajuela

Ecuador

Rodrigo Gallegos

Centro de la Industria Láctea, Quito

Estonia

Katri Kall

Eesti Maaülikool – Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu

Ethiopia

Bedilu Demisise Zeleke

Arsi Univesity, Assela

France

Jean-Marc Chaumet

Institut de l’Elevage, Service Economie des filières, Paris

Georgia

Giorgi Khatiashvili

Caucasus Genetics, Tbilisi

Germany

Łukasz Wyrzykowski

IFCN Dairy Research Center, Kiel

Greece

Irene Tzouramani

Agricultural Economics Research Institute – AGRERI, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “DEMETER”, Athens

Iceland

Bjarni Ragnar Brynjólfsson

Icelandic Dairies Association, Reykjavík

Indonesia

Marjuki

Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java

Jordan

Othman Alqaisi

SQU – Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat

Kyrgyzstan

Azat Mukaliev

Dairy Consultant, Bishkek

Latvia

Agnese Krievina, Andris Miglavs

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics (AREI), Riga

Lebanon

Ghassan Antoine Sayegh

Middle East Agrifood Publishers

Lithuania

Deiva Mikelionyte

Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, Vilnius

Macedonia

Blagica Sekovska

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute for Food, Skopje

Malawi

MC Loyd Banda

Department of Agricultural Research Services, Bunda College, Lilongwe

Malaysia

Anjas Asmara Samsudin, Norhariani Mohd Nor University Putra Malaysia, Selangor

Moldova, Republic of

Anatolie Ignat, Eugenia Lucasenco

National Institute for Economic Research, Chisinau

Morocco

Mohamed Taher Sraïri

Département des Productions et Biotechnologies Animales, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat

Nicaragua

Rein van der Hoek

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nicaragua

Nepal

Subas Chandra Dhakal

Nepal Environment Protection Centre (NEPC), Kathmandu 

Paraguay

 Marcelo Portaluppi

FECOPROD, Asunción

Philippines

Naomi K. Torreta / Maria Carmen Briones

National Dairy Authority, Quezon City

Portugal

António Moitinho Rodrigues

School of Agriculture – Polytechnic Intstitute of Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco

Puerto Rico

Guillermo Ortiz Colon

Dairy Expert, Mayagüez

Romania

Rodica Chetroiu

Institute for Agriculture Economy and Rural Development (ICEADR), Bucharest

Russian Federation

Michael Mishchenko

Dairy Intelligence Agency, Moscow

Rwanda

John Musemakweli

Rwanda National Dairy Platform, Kigali City

Senegal

Christian Corniaux

CIRAD / PPZS, Dakar

Slovenia

Ben Moljk

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana

South Korea

Seung Yong Park

Yonam College, Cheonan

Sri Lanka

Hemali Kothalawala

Department of Animal Production and Health, Kiribathkumbura

Sudan

 
Nazar Omer Hassan Salih

Al – Neelain University, Karthoum

Sweden

Uliana Rusetska

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

Taiwan

Ashley Wu

Forefront Enterprise Co. Ltd., Taipei

Tanzania

Valery Sonola

Livestock Training Agency

Thailand

Adul Vangtal

Thai Holstein Friesian Association (T.H.A.), Rajburi

Ukraine

Volodymyr Andriiets

Association of Milk Producers

Uzbekistan

Muzaffar Yunusov

IFCN Dairy Research Center, Kiel

Venezuela

Luis Alberto Rosendo

Fundación NADBIO, Yaracuy

Vietnam

Vu Ngoc Quynh

Vietnam Dairy Association (VDA), Ba Dinh Ha Noi

Yemen

Abdulkarim Abdulmageed Amad

Thamar University, Faculty for Agriculture and Veterinary, Dhamar

Zambia

Bethel Mweemba

Ministry of Agriculture

Zimbabwe

Rob A. Jansen-van Vuuren, Addmore Waniwa

Livestock Consultant, Greendale, Harare