Chris Landon-Lane is an experienced international development consultant specialized in sustainable agriculture development and natural resources management. From New Zealand, he worked and lived across the globe and settled down with his family in Tasmania. Two decades of international consulting has brought him with the challenges of environmentally, socially and financially sustainable development in rapidly changing Asia-Pacific economies. Chris has provided consulting services in rural development, food and agribusiness value chain development, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, policy and strategy, investment project design, appraisal and evaluation, and sustainable business development. Chris’ recent work on the World Bank and Asian Development Bank funded projects has focused on improving rural people’s livelihoods by strengthening the competitiveness of agricultural value chains. Chris holds a Master of Science degree, with major in Natural Resource Economics.
Chris recently sold his horticultural business and retired from the role of Chairman of Organics Tasmania, a non-profit organization that promotes policy, practices and business development for the organic farming industry. Chris is currently developing an eco-tourism venture in a private conservation area in collaboration with the State Parks and Wildlife Department, and a non-government organization. Chris’ philosophy is that sustainable economic development must benefit society as well as the environment.