Dr. Balz Strasser
Balz Strasser graduated in Agricultural Economics from the ETH Zurich and in Knowledge Management from the Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. Following his studies he spent four years working at the University of Zurich, where he wrote a dissertation on the income strategies of small-scale farmers in Kerala, South India. Between 2006 and 2008 Balz worked as a programme coordinator for Helvetas in Zurich. During this time he founded Pakka AG, a company which specialises in developing sustainable food value chains from developing countries. He managed Pakka as a CEO from 2007 to 2013, after which he moved to Bangalore, India, to lead swissnex India for the Swiss Government, and act as a the Consul General of Switzerland. Since end 2017 he is back in Switzerland and Managing Director of Bio Suisse, the federation of Swiss organic farmers, owner of the well-known «Bud» organic label.
Kerala State Planning Board.
Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram KERALA 695 004