Elizabeth M. Adams

United States Technical Specialist, Agriculture, Food Security & Gender Global Communities

Ms. Elizabeth Adams is an international development specialist with fifteen years of professional and academic experience working with a variety of agricultural and food security programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America & Caribbean. Ms. Adams is currently a Technical Specialist at Global Communities focusing on supporting and expanding agriculture, food security, and gender programming in the developing world. Her focus on inclusive, pro-poor rural development emphasizes linking producers to profitable domestic and export markets in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Specifically, she has extensive technical knowledge of and experience with the approaches for reaching and training smallholder farmers, tools and techniques for inclusion of women and girls, nutrition-sensitive and climate-smart strategies, global cocoa and coffee value chains, and processes for results-oriented and adaptive management. Throughout her career, Ms. Adams has engaged in a mix of technical services (technical writing, advisory services, monitoring & evaluation, curriculum design, model capture), project management (management, reporting, compliance, financial management, performance monitoring), and business development (proposal design & writing, management, coordination, recruitment, review) for programs funded by USAID, USDA, MCC, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other private foundations or companies. Ms. Adams has a M.A. in International Development Studies from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and speaks fluent Spanish.

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