Julie-Ann lives and work in Antigua and Barbuda. Her work also extends to the Caribbean region and beyond – the Philippines and Africa (the later via distance training). Julie-Ann holds a Masters Degree in Agriculture Diversification (food science option), completed in 2000 and a Batchelors Degree in Agriculture (crop and livestock) completed in 1994, both from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. She is the founder and manager of JAL Training and Consultancy Services from 2011.
Areas of expertise
- Training design, training delivery and facilitation/moderation
- Training topics:
- Food safety along the food chain - production (crop protection, integrated pest management, and safe pesticide use) to postharvest technology to food service in the Caribbean.
- CALIDENA facilitator and trainer in CALIDENA methodology, as well as, facilitator in dialogue forum on quality infrastructure in agriculture, tourism and agro-processing in CARICOM
- Consultant in quality infrastructure policy development in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis. Also, development of QI Laboratory Policy for the Caribbean and Philippines.
Over 30 years of experience providing training and technical assistance to producers, over twenty years providing training and technical assistance to agro-processors and twelve years training food service personnel; plus, ten years of experience working in quality infrastructure policy development and facilitation.
2011 – Current: Manager of JAL Training and consultancy Services
2002 -2011: Technical Specialist of Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) office in Antigua and Barbuda (managed the technical programme for the six areas of IICA work in the country)
1987 -2002: Ministry of Agriculture, in Antigua and Barbuda (worked twelve years in the Agriculture Extension Division in training and education, as well as, communication for crop producers; Plant Protection Unit, supervisor and manager of the plant quarantine and crop protection programme on the ministry).
1983-1986: Science teacher in the Ministry of Education, Antigua and Barbuda in primary and secondary schools.
- The Antigua and Barbuda Experience: Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security While Adapting to Climate Change, in proceedings of “Climate Change Impacts on Food and Nutrition Security” conference, November 2018, Port of Spain, Trinidad
- Agro-Processing in Antigua and Barbuda (article in Table Manners – A Culinary Review of Hospitality in Antigua and Barbuda by Gulliver Johnson and Janie Conley, Leeward Consultants and Associates, Ltd., 2011)
- The Process Towards the Development of an Improved National Food System in Antigua and Barbuda. Proceedings of the 26th West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference (Caribbean Agro-Economic Society) in collaboration with 42nd Caribbean Food Crops Society Meeting, Food Safety and Value-Added Production and Marketing of Tropical Crops, May 2007
- Integrated Management of the Red Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta): A New Pest in Antigua, authors: Janil Gore, Florita Kentish, Brian Cooper and Julie-Ann Laudat. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Food Crops Society, 2002, Trinidad and Tobago.