Remco Mur

Senior advisor

+31 (0) 20 568 8507

Remco Mur (MSc) is a tropical agriculturist with a specialisation in rural innovation processes and agricultural service delivery and a strong focus on organisational capacity building and knowledge management. He has 15 years of professional experience, and has worked for a wide variety of international organisations, both government and non-government, in various countries. He has skills in facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, participatory approaches, action research, process design, and training.


  • Mariana Wongtschowski, Lisanne Oonk, Remco Mur (2016) – Monitoring and evaluation for accountability and learning. KIT Working Paper Series on Agricultural Advisory Services 2016 – 3.
  • Remco Mur,  Lisanne Oonk, Verena Bitzer (2016). Quality of content in agricultural extension. KIT Working Paper Series 2016 – 2.
  • Mur, R., F. Williams,  S. Danielsen,  G. Audet-Bélanger and J. Mulema, 2015. Listening to the Silent Patient: Uganda’s Journey towards Institutionalizing Inclusive Plant Health Services. 
  • Mur, R. and S. Nederlof, 2013. Innovation for Fashion or action? Building innovation capacity. Learning from research Into use (1), KIT Publishers,. Amsterdam
  • Gildemacher, P. and R. Mur, 2013. Bringing new ideas into practice; experiments with agricultural innovation. Learning from research into Use in Africa. KIT Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Mur, R. and M. Wongtschowski, Innovation Platforms: mechanisms to improving governance of agricultural innovation, Chapter in Baltissen, G., Penninkhoff, P. et al, 2013, Going for governance: lessons learned from advisory interventions by the Royal tropical institute. KIT Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • MyCOOP, Managing your agricultural cooperative, 2012, Training modules and manuals
  • Wennink B., R. Mur, T. Schrader and O. Van der Valk (2012) Farmers in the driver’s seat: experiences with innovation triangles in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda for enhancing smallholder farmer entrepreneurship, paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference on Multi-Organizational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks 2-4 July 2012, Wageningen University
  • Field guide for voucher based emergency response programmes, R.M. Mur, CRS, Kenya, 2009.
  • La Réponse Locale au Nord Mali, vers des stratégies locales de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA, capitalisation de 4 ans d’expériences de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA de l’AEN et ses partenaires, R.M. Mur, A. Diarra and O. Diallo, series of 6 papers and a comprehensive report on the experiences of NCA and its partners with «Local Response» to HIV/AIDS in Northern Mali, Norwegian Church Aid, 2007
  • L’Aide de l’Eglise au Mali, R.M. Mur, booklet on the NCA programme in Mali,
  • Norwegian Church Aid, 2008
  • Guide de Facilitation sur l’Approche Basée sur les Droits, R.M. Mur and V. Diallo,
  • Training manual on Rights Based Approach, Norwegian Church Aid, 2007
  • Interventies van de Agri-ProFocus partners in de katoensector in West Afrika, R.M. Mur,
  • Agri-ProFocus, 2005.
  • Organisation and intervention choice within Agriterra, R.M. Mur, Agriterra, 2003
  • How Agriterra contributes to poverty alleviation, R.M. Mur, Agriterra, 2004
  • Interactive research: a well-kept secret? Research report on the position of and perceptions on interactive research in Wageningen University and Research Centre, I. Zwaan and R.M. Mur, WUR, 2002
  • Institutionalising Participatory Agricultural Extension, Guideline for managers, DELIVERI, 2001.
  • Community Empowerment, Guidelines for managers and field practitioners, DELIVERI, 2001.
  • Measuring Commercial Feasibility, Project Paper, DELIVERI, 2001.
  • Core Function Analysis, Project Paper, DELIVERI, 2001.
  • Strange enough; the suitability of Larenstein for migrant students, R.M. Mur and T. Menelik, LIAC, 1996


  • Mid Term Review of the Global Forum of Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS)
  • Piloting Innovation Systems Approaches in Maize programs and projects (CIMMYT World Wide, India, Kenya)
  • Learning from maize and cassava Innovation platforms in West and Central Africa (DONATA – CORAF)
  • Capitalizing experiences on the support to the private sector through Belgium bilateral development assistance. BTC Belgium Development Agency
  • Learning from Plant Clinics in Kenya and Uganda (PlantWise – CABI)
  • Capitalization of the BTC supported PEPAPS water and sanitation Programme in Rwanda (BTC, Belgium Development Agency)
  • Impact assessment of the DFID funded Research Into Use (RIU) Programme (Rwanda, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya).
  • Africa Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme – development of a toolkit and training manual for the UNDP, African Facility for Inclusive Markets
  • Baseline survey on Agricultural Advisory Services in Rwanda for the Support Programme to the Strategic Plan for Agricultural Transformation (Ministry of Agricultural and Animal resources (MINAGRI) and the BTC, Belgian Development Agency.
  • MyCOOP development and pre-testing of a training programme on cooperative management (for: ILO, Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria)
  • Final Evaluation of the BTC / MINAGRI “Projet d’Appui au Système National de Vulgaristaion Agricole (PASNVA)”. (for: BTC, MINAGRI Rwanda)
  • Mid-Term review of the “Appui au PSTA á travers un appui á la Filière Horticulture au Rwanda (APFH)” programme (BTC, MINAGRI Rwanda).
  • Study on the contribution of Farmers’ Organisations to poverty reduction and economic development. Input to the strategy on farmers’ organisations of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (for: BMGF)
  • Support to the ASARECA programme on Farmer Empowerment for Innovation in Smallholder Agriculture (FEISA). Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda.