NAME: David Edwin Silverside

 

POSITION: Private Consultant

 

SPECIALISM: Meat Technology

 

NATIONALITY: British

 

DATE OF BIRTH: 9 August 1943

 

 

 

KEY EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

 

        Between 1971 and 2001 I was employed by the Natural Resources Institute, an institution bought by the University of Greenwich from the British DFID. I am a Senior Meat Technologist with over 30 years experience in the development of meat industries in less developed countries. I have experience of undertaking development projects while working alone or in multi-disciplinary teams on both long and short term assignments in UK and overseas. My key skills include: Feasibility studies, project identification, implementation, management and appraisal of the meat production industry in less developed countries; Advice on abattoir and other meat infrastructure design, rehabilitation and management, meat production and marketing, carcase classification and quality control; Training overseas personnel and drafting technical and consultative documents.

 

        Previously, I worked as a scientist for 10 years for J Sainsbury where I gained experience in biochemical and biophysical analyses of meat and meat products, general food analysis, microbiology, packaging and their allied disciplines. Projects were related to slaughter, dressing, refrigeration, butchery, manufacture, processing, quality control, transport, display and consumer acceptance of meat and meat products from all usual classes of livestock.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS (including membership of professional bodies)

 

HNC Applied Biology, South East Essex Technical College, 1965

 

CBiol, MIBiol (Biochemistry), South East Essex Technical College, 1968

 

Professional Certificate in Management, Open University, 1993

 

 

LANGUAGES Speaking Reading Writing

 

English (mother tongue)

French Basic Basic Basic

 


OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE

 

Inner Mongolia

 

August 2003 (3 weeks 5th of 5 visits) as Chief Technical Adviser and meat processing expert. To manage the field operations of the second phase of a Sino-Luxembourg Livestock Development Project. Three-person team

 

Kenya

 

August 2003 (2 weeks) as Meat and By-products processing consultant as member of a four-man team to advise on development of the livestock industry, mission completion

 

Kenya

 

June 2003 (6+ weeks) as Meat and By-products processing consultant as member of a four-man team to advise on development of the livestock industry

 

Inner Mongolia

 

April 2003 (3 weeks 4th of 5 visits) as Chief Technical Adviser and meat processing expert. To manage the field operations of the second phase of a Sino-Luxembourg Livestock Development Project. Three-person team

 

Inner Mongolia

 

August 2002 (3 weeks 3rd of 5 visits) as a meat processing expert. To examine the operations of the Tianmeng Mulun Company meat operations at Daban to determine the potential for profitability

 

Inner Mongolia

 

March 2002 (4 weeks 2nd of 5 visits) as a meat technologist and meat processing expert. To examine the operations of the Tianmeng Mulun Company meat operations at Daban and make recommendations for improvements; particularly marketing and company Business Plan

 

Inner Mongolia

December 2001 (2 weeks 1st of 5 visits) as a meat technologist and meat processing expert. To examine the operations of the Tianmeng Mulun Company meat operations at Daban and make recommendations for improvements; particularly specification of meat processing equipment

 

Kenya

2000 July (1 week) as UK project co-ordinator, to attend the final tripartite review, steering committee meeting and closing conference of the Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project

 

Bangladesh

2000 March (1 week) to ascertain interest and propose extension of a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations

 

Tanzania

1999 November (1 week) as UK project co-ordinator, to attend a tripartite review and steering committee meetings of the Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project

 

Montserrat

1999 July (2 weeks) as a member of a two-man team to carry out a feasibility study of the dynamics of the meat industry and advise on construction of an abattoir following the destruction of the previous one by the volcano. Diagrams and draft legislation were given in a presentation before leaving and in a Final Technical Report

 

Kenya, Burundi and Congo

1999 May (2 weeks) as UK project co-ordinator, to attend a tripartite review and steering committee meetings of the Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project and for further familiarisation of the project at the lakeside.

 

Bangladesh

1998 November (1 weeks) to monitor the progress of a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. Advice was given on data handling and write-up of the two PhD theses

 

Bangladesh

1998 April (3 weeks) to monitor the progress of a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. Protocols for Phase 3 were devised

 

Namibia

1998 March (one week) marketing data for a feedlot project was collected and analysed.

 

Tanzania

1998 March (one week) to advise on financial management of the Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project. The system was reviewed and computer macros written

 

Bangladesh

1998 January (3 weeks) to monitor the progress of a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. Phase 2 was completed and data were made ready for analyses.

 

Bangladesh

1997 May (3 weeks) to monitor the progress of a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations and establish the experimental protocols of the second phase. Phase 1 was concluded and questionnaires to characterise the livestock production and marketing systems for Phase 2 was drawn up and tested.

 

St Helena

1997 March (4 weeks) as an abattoir adviser to examine progress on the development of the slaughter industry, review progress on the new legislation and make recommendations regarding development of a meat processing industry. Drawings, costings and revised legislation were provided

 

Bangladesh

1997 January (1 week) to monitor the progress of a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations.

 

Bangladesh

1996 September (3 weeks) to establish experimental protocols for a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. Study towns were selected and questionnaires drawn up to define the study areas within them

 

Bangladesh

1996 February (1 week) to agree Terms of Reference with the collaborating institutions who will conduct a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. Students were selected, terms of reference developed and field trials were designed.

 

Bangladesh

1995 December (2 weeks). To identify collaborators who could conduct a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. A collaborating organisation was identified and a project proposal prepared.

 

Mongolia

1995 October (3 weeks). As a member of a large multinational team to advise on the development of small and medium scale meat processing enterprises. Factory visits were undertaken to appraise and make recommendations concerning business, managerial, technical and infrastructure improvements. A seminar was given on meat science and technology, quality control and hygiene.

 

Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

1995 July (3 weeks). To identify study sites and collaborators to conduct a research project concerning the provision of animal protein to urban populations. Six sites in three countries and 12 different collaborating organisations were identified

 

Cameroon

1995 March (One week). To present research findings and conduct a seminar on the production and marketing of the dried meat product Kilishi

 

St Helena

1994 June (7 weeks). As an abattoir adviser to rationalise the slaughter industry, revise existing legislation and make recommendations regarding development of a meat processing industry. Drawings, costings and revised legislation were provided

 

Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe

1993 November (5 weeks). To assess the prospects for introducing new abattoir technologies into national meat processing factories. Research projects on animal feeding, electrical stimulation, hot boning, Dark, Firm Dry meat and plate freezing were proposed for funding

 

Cameroon

1993 October (One week). To initiate collaborative research on dried meat products. Project identified and documentation drawn up for funding.

 

Nigeria

1992 November (2 weeks). To initiate collaborative research on dried meat products. Project identified and documentation drawn up for funding

 

India

1991 March (4 weeks). To co-ordinate progress on development of the Meat Species Identification Laboratory in Madras. A final advisory visit was made to discuss future research programme, and outstanding commitments, inspect equipment, and participate in concluding seminar

 

Ghana

1991 January (2 weeks). To start collaborative research on dried meat products. Undertake preliminary experiments before handing over to the Food Research Institute and the technical adviser

 

Nigeria and Ghana

1990 January (Ten days). To discuss the possibility of conducting collaborative research on dried meat products. Projects were identified and documentation drawn up for funding

 

India

1989 November (3 weeks). To discuss the establishment of a Meat Species Identification laboratory in Madras and the establishment of an experimental abattoir and carcase evaluation unit at IVRI, Izatnagar.

 

Guyana

1989 July (2 weeks). As a member of a three man team, to make recommendations about the possibility of exporting beef. The feasibility study included the outline specifications and costing of an export abattoir.

 

Costa Rica

1989 June (2 Weeks). To conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of a training abattoir carcase evaluation unit and meat processing room at an Agricultural college.

 

Zambia

1989 February (3 weeks). To make recommendations regarding rehabilitation of an urban abattoir. To cost the project for potential aid donors.

 

Tanzania

1988 November (5 weeks). As a meat marketing and abattoir specialist. Member of a 5 man team to review the entire livestock industry and donor inputs. To make recommendations regarding further aid inputs.

 

Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis and the British Virgin Islands

1988 June (2 weeks). To discuss abattoir design, function and training.

 

India

1988 February (One month). As an abattoir designer. As a member of a two man team to draw up specifications for an abattoir at IVRI Izatnagar.

 

St Helena

1987 October (One month). As an abattoir adviser. As a member of a three man UNDP team of experts to identify livestock development projects and to rationalise the slaughter industry.

 

The Gambia

1987 July (One week). In a supervisory capacity to assist with rehabilitation of a new abattoir.

 

Republic of Korea

1986 Oct/Nov (2 months). As a Wholesale Meat Marketing Expert, to devise a training programme in meat marketing for the Agricultural Marketing Training Institute. The programme was designed to be used in a programme of instruction for all operatives working in wholesale markets for all agricultural products.

 

Sudan

1985 and 1986 (3 visits, one month each). As a Meat and Livestock Consultant. To collate the classification system for cattle (as devised during earlier visits) with the price at the markets and to examine the quality of domestic and export type sheep with a view to the introduction of a live and meat classification system.

 

The Gambia

1985 February (One week) To the Government of The Gambia in a supervisory capacity to assist with rehabilitation of a new abattoir.

 

Sudan

1984 November (One month) As a Meat and Livestock Consultant. To continue the training programme and implementation of the livestock grading and classification system devised in 1983 and to collect information to incorporate export quality stock into the system.

 

Ethiopia

1984 August (One week) As a Meat Technologist. To advise on canning problems

 

Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya

1984 July (One month) To collect data relating to the problem of bruised carcase beef and its use.

 

Zambia

1984 September (Five weeks) As a Meat Technologist. As a member of a three man team to study the potential for the export of beef.

 

St Kitts and Nevis

1984 May (One week) To assist with the design of a new abattoir.

 

Montserrat

1984 May (Two weeks) As a Meat Technologist to appraise the new abattoir.

 

The Gambia

1984 February (Two weeks) In a supervisory capacity to assist with rehabilitation of an abattoir.

 

Sudan

1983 (Two assignments of seven and six weeks) As a Meat and Livestock Consultant. To establish a livestock grading system and compare liveweight changes of livestock during transportation.

 

Malaysia

1980-82 (Two years) As a Meat Grading Adviser. To establish a meat grading system and train staff in its implementation. To advise on the country's abattoir rehabilitation programme, including design and management systems, hygiene improvement, data collection, transport of stock and market presentation.

 

Montserrat

1980 (Two weeks) To liaise with a local architect in the design of a new abattoir for the capital.

 

Lesotho

1978 (Three weeks) To study the possibilities of a UK/GOL joint project to convert abattoir waste into an animal feed component using an acid preservation technique.

 

Tanzania

1978 (Three weeks) As a by-product expert. As a member of a two man team to study the possibilities for collection, transportation, processing and use of waste bones, hooves and horns.

 

Mauritius

1977 (Five weeks) As a Meat Technologist. As a member of a four man team to explore the possibilities of increasing livestock production in Rodrigues and for the export of frozen meat from Rodrigues to Mauritius.

 

Trinidad and Tobago

1977 (Four months) As a Meat Preparation and Sales Adviser. Member of a UN/ILO team of experts to the Federation of Consumer Cooperatives. Although the Terms of Reference related to the development of meat trading within the Federation in terms of importation, preparation, packaging, distribution and display of meat, most of the time for this short assignment was spent conducting a feasibility study which showed that there was little benefit to be derived from the proposed system.

 

 

 

India

1975 (Three weeks) As an Abattoir Adviser, to suggest structural, hygiene, processing and management changes in four factories belonging to a quasi-government organisation to achieve acceptable standards of hygiene and improved beef products.

 

Seychelles

1975 (Five months) As a Master Butcher, to advise on abattoir operation, modification and management; abattoir staff training; modification to butchers shops, butcher training and advise on a new system of marketing of beef carcases.

 

Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, and St Vincent

1974 (total of six weeks) As an Abattoir/butchery Consultant to advise on location, design and operation of abattoirs and butchers shops.

 

The Gambia

1971/1973 (Two assignments of four and 19 months) As a Meat Technologist to advise on:

a) abattoir operation and design

b) abattoir staff and butcher training

c) hygiene improvement to abattoir and butcher stalls

d)                  collection of data relevant to development of the meat industry

e)                  preparation and export of beef to Ghana

f)                    advise the meat industry generally

 


EMPLOYMENT RECORD

 

2001 present

Private Consultant

 

1970-2001

Meat Technologist, Natural Resources Institute.

 

1960-1970

Research Technician, Meat Research Laboratory, J Sainsbury Ltd

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Research extends over the full range of products of the livestock sector in UK and overseas.

 

Project identification, feasibility studies in a range of developing countries.

 

Management of projects in developing countries.

 

Supervision of a number of degree and postgraduate students from developing countries

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Approximately 100 restricted reports to various Governments.

 

Approximately 10 scientific publications and review articles (separate list available).

 

 

CONTACT

 

By email:

 

 

 

CV Date: March 2006

 

 

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

Restricted reports to the Governments of all countries visited

 

Owen J E, Ison R W, Linda Nicolaides, Reilly P J A and Silverside D E, 1979. Curing and smoking of rabbit meat. Tropical Science, 21 (1), 11-13.

 

Norman G A, Silverside D E, Hector D A and Sarah Francis, 1979. The acid treatment of animal by-products. Tropical Science, 21 (4), 221-229.

 

Edwards D, Hector D A, Norman G A and Silverside D E, 1979. Slaughter facilities for tropical conditions: A guide to the selection and costing of appropriate systems. Report of the Tropical Products Institute, G123, vi + 63pp.

 

Disney J G, Norman G A Silverside D E and Silvey D, 1981. Meat products, processing and marketing. Proceedings of the Symposium on Intensive Animal Production in Developing Countries, Harrogate Occasional Publication No 4 - British Society of Animal Production.

 

Norman G A, Hector D A, Silverside D E and Silvey D R, 1983. The small-scale manufacture of beef products - A technical and economic memorandum. Prepared for the ILO, geneva.

 

Norman G A, Hector D A, Silverside D E and Silvey D R, 1983. The small-scale manufacture of pork products - A technical and economic memorandum. Prepared for the ILO, geneva.

 

Pamela Carter, Poulter R G, Silverside D E and Ames G R, 1986. Recent developments in the utilization of meat and fish wastes in the tropics. United Nations Environmental Programme, Oct/Nov/Dec 1986, 15-18.

 

Machin D H, Silverside D E, Hector D A and Parr W H, 1986. The utilization by growing pigs of ruminant offal hydrolysed in formic acid. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 15, 273-284.

 

Silverside D E, Linda Nicolaides, Stephens A D and Sanders A, 1987. The incidence of bruised beef in meat products in tropical Africa. Proceedings of 33rd International Conference of Meat Science and Technology, vol 2, Helsinki, Finland. 269-273.

 

Silverside D E and Jones M J, 1992. Small-scale poultry processing. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper 98.

 

Tettey E C-T, Jones M J and Silverside D E, 1993 Meat drying in a hot and humid climate using convection type solar dryers. Trop Sci 1993, 33, 401-410

 

Jones M J, Tanya V N, Mbofung C M F, Fonkem D N, Silverside D E, 2001 A microbiological and nutritional evaluation of the West African dried meat product, Kilishi. The Journal of Food Technology in Africa, 6, 4, 126-129

 

OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE

Over 60 assignments in more than 30 countries of Africa, Asia, the Far East, West Indies. Long term experience (>4 months) in The Gambia, Malaysia, Seychelles and Trinidad & Tobago