Peter J Batt and Associates (Agribusiness marketing and rural development consultants)
Perth, Western Australia
Professor Peter J. Batt is passionate about food and the means by which smallholder producers can be integrated into global value chains. With an undergraduate degree in Horticultural Science and postgraduate qualifications in marketing, Peter is in a unique position to offer advice on the production, postharvest and marketing of both fresh and processed agricultural products to institutional users and consumers. Cognisant of the opportunities that marketing offers smallholder producers to escape rural poverty, Peter has led a number of rural development projects funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to assist smallholder producers in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Viet Nam. In addition, Peter has worked for a number of private and public sector organisations including CTA, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, GIZ, International Finance Corporation, and World Bank. With an extensive list of journal publications, book chapters and conference publications, he is a global authority in food and agribusiness marketing, agricultural cooperatives, quality management, buyer-seller relationships and value chains. Peter is currently Chair of the Commission of Economics and Management for the International Society of Horticulture Science and a Board member of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association.