Co-Manager, Virtues Project in Ukraine; Rural Development Specialist

Gary is a social and economic development worker living in Ukraine. Combining a PhD in agricultural science with an MBA in management, he managed projects in Central America, Africa, South Asia and the ex-Soviet Union. During the past 20 years, Gary used consultation in his work and teams. While working on the ebbf research team, he authored the brochure “Consultative Decision Making” based on the Bahá’í Writings and his personal experiences both in business, and as a member of Bahá’í consultative bodies in 5 different countries where he lived as a pioneer. His passion is to correlate Bahá’í social principles with current realities in the world and to work for a sustainable future in a united world. As a social activist, he lives on a small farm and runs a residential vacation school for groups of children, youth, and adults striving to build a culture based on universal spiritual principles.

Selected publications:

Consultative Decision Making.  Seeking participation and consensus in making decisions and unity in execution. 2005.  ebbf.org

Trust and Trustworthiness, A values-based approach for business. 2011. ebbf.org

Responsible Entrepreneurship, An Anthology. Edited by George Starcher and Gary Reusche. 2007. Ebbf

Ethics and Entrepreneurship, An Oxymoron? 2005. Editor, Russian edition. ebbf

Seed Enterprise Development and Management. FAO/DANIDA. With Chopra, K.R.  1991.  Food and Agricultural Organization/Danish International Development Agency; Trust Fund Publication

Reinventing the Village. In: The Spirit of Agriculture, Paul Hanley, editor. 2005. George Ronald Baha’i Studies Series Book 4

Project Monitoring & Evaluation (House Style): A Guide for Project Managers. ARCADIS Euroconsult, 1997,  Arnhem, The Netherlands.

The “Miracle” Scenario, Foreign Aid, Delayed Reforms, and Tough Love. 2015. https://voxukraine.org/en/the-miracle-scenario-foreign-aid-delayed-reforms-and-tough-love/

Financing Family Farms, and Creating a Level Playing Field with Large Financial Holdings, https://voxukraine.org/en/financing-family-farms-and-creating-a-level-playing-field-with-large-financial-holdings-en/

Addressing Corruption in Ukraine, with Jean-Pierre Méan, 2016, VoxUkraine.org

Improved Seed Systems for Africa, 1985, Winrock International

QSEED: Computer Assisted Management for the Seedsman. G. A. Reusche, R. D. Keys and R. L. Angle, Jr.; Journal of Seed Technology Vol. 9, No. 2 (1984), pp. 114-136

An Introduction to Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management, Senior Author and Team Leader, 2014 World Bank Group (other association publications include Actuarial Basics, Data and Information Management, Credit and Insurance, and Risk Transfer and Capital Adequacy). https://www.indexinsuranceforum.org/publication/introduction-agriculture-insurance-and-risk-management-–-manual-1

Restructuring of the Seed Program in Sri Lanka, 1987. Ministry of Agricultural Development and Research (USAID/DARP), Government of Sri Lanka.

Seed Sectors in Transition: From Centrally Planned to Free Market. In: “Seed Policy, Legislation, and Law”, Louwaars, N.P. (Editor).

Rice Seed Supply in Sri Lanka – A Case Study. Research Report no 34, Instituut Voor Ontwikkelings-Vraagstukken.

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