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Peter Smit, Land Restoration & Nursery Specialist

I am passionate about growing plants for land restoration and any other sustainable forestry and revegetation projects. This includes educating people about conservation and planting trees. I have been working in the nursery plant production industry for over 18 years and have diverse experience in the commercial and public sectors in Africa, North America and Asia. My career started in South Africa, after which I also gained extensive international experience in nursery development, project management, and the cultivation and maintenance of a wide range of plants under conditions ranging from -40°C to +45°C. My experience also include several examples of starting up new operations in developing countries with limited resources and infrastructure. I have more than 30 years’ experience in various management positions, supervising and training large numbers of multi-cultural staff. In my last position I’ve managed the construction of a Canadian made retractable roof greenhouse from Cravo, and several reforestation and land restoration projects in Mongolia. Previously I have also worked in South Africa, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. I have also visited the USA, UK, UAE, Russia, Georgia, China and Namibia for extended periods.
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Land Restoration & Nursery Specialist


Awareness raising; Forests; Ecology; Land degradation and restoration

Available for:

Jobs; Consultancy; Consultancy to Parties; Consultancy to support reporting process

Contact details:

​Farm: Doornfontein
PO Box 77
Reivilo, 8595
North West Province, SOUTH AFRICA
Landline: +27-53-953-7153
Mobile: +27-79-404-8062


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