Profile – Dr. David Dowdy
Country Representative for Uganda
David received his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry. He worked for British Gas from 1983 to 1993 as a research scientist.
David has spent the past 24 years living in Uganda. From 1993 to 2009, he headed JOY Youth Training Centre which was also a goat farm that supplied breeding stock throughout over Uganda, and to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda & Burundi.
Today he heads the JOY Goat Development Programme which works with farmers’ groups to set up cross-breeding projects to improve goat productivity. They also help plan and oversee breeding programmes nationally. Joy Goat assesses the cultural and geographic contexts to plan the most appropriate intervention, for JOY Goat, and other organisations.
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