Alfred Schmidley is a lecturer, international consultant, and researcher with more than 25 years industry experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors.  He currently lectures in areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Research-to-Commercialization, and Project Management.  Alfred previously served as Chief Representative-China for Briggs & Stratton Corporation before being appointed Director Business Development-Asia.  After leaving the private sector, Mr Schmidley has served extensively in NGO and public research sectors linking improved technologies, innovative research delivery, and sustainable development goals to smallholder farmers and rural enterprises in agriculture and food-related value chains throughout Asia.

Select Conference Papers, Presentations and Publications

Schmidley, Alfred, Advancing Post-Harvest Technologies and Management to Reduce Losses in Rice Value Chains, presentation for APEC Seminar Strengthening Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Food Losses in the Supply Chain, Taipei, Taiwan, August 3-6, 2013.

Schmidley, Alfred, Business Model Approaches for Outscaling Postharvest Technologies, conference presentation, Lessons Learned from Postharvest and Mechanization Projects and Ways Forward, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, May 22-24, 2012.

Schmidley, Alfred, Fostering Business Models for Postharvest Technologies, conference presentation, Boosting Agricultural Mechanization of Rice Cropping Systems in SSA,” Dakar, Senegal, June 6, 2011.

Schmidley, Alfred, Postharvest Technologies, Learning Alliances, and the Private Sector, panel presentation for US-AID Food Security Conference, “Improving Access, Advancing Food Security,” July 18-19, 2011, Manila, Philippines.

Schmidley, Alfred, Business Model Approach to Postharvest Technologies, presentation for IRRI-PhilRice Philippine Rice Self Sufficiency Project, the Partnership, M&E Workshop, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines, April 29, 2010.

Schmidley, Alfred, Creating Value Through Public-Private Partnerships, panel organizer and presenter, 2010 International Rice Congress, Hanoi, Viet Nam, November 9, 2010.

Gummert, Martin, Phan Hieu Hien, Meas Pyseth, Joseph Rickman, Alfred Schmidley, and Sushil Pandey, Emerging Technological and Institutional Opportunities for Efficient Postproduction Operations, book chapter, Rice in the Global Economy: Strategic Research and Policy Issues for Food Security, edited by Sushil Pandey, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, 2010.

Schmidley, Alfred, Case Study: Collaborative Approaches to the Development of Mini-Combine Technology in Viet Nam and the Philippines, conference paper, Postharvest 2009 Rice Conference and Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand, July 15-17, 2009.

Schmidley, Alfred, Innovation and Adoption of Composting Technology for Managing Cocoa Pod Borer (CPB) Infestations: A future model for technology transfer, presentation, 3rd Annual SUCCESS Alliance International Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, October 31-November 3, 2006.

Schmidley, Alfred and Bautista, Eulito, Adaptations in Mechanized Harvesting Systems for Rice in Asia, conference paper, 2nd International Rice Congress 2006, New Delhi, India, October 9-13, 2006.

Bautista, Eulito, Phan Hieu Hien, Tran Van Khanh, and Alfred Schmidley, The Testing and Development of a Mini-Combine for Harvesting Rice in the Mekong Delta, conference paper presented at Mekong Rice Conference: Rice, the Environment, and Livelihoods for the Poor, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, October 15-17, 2004.

Bautista, Eulito, and Schmidley, Alfred, Building Public-Private Sector Partnerships Across Asia: The B&S-PhilRice Collaborative Model, conference paper presented at the 17th Annual Rice Research Conference, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Muñoz, Philippines, April 13-15, 2003.