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Don V.

agriculture, policy, rural development and capacity-building

Leningrad State University

United States


Political scientist focusing on the former Soviet Union who has lived in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Georgia and Tajikistan for almost two decades. More than 30 years’ experience in policy advice, strategic development, capacity-building and policy research. Specialist in agricultural policy and trade and rural development. More than a decade as USAID Chief of Party and one year as Tacis Deputy Team Leader. Developed Economic Growth strategy for USAID Lebanon. Designed Danish agricultural assistance for Iraq. Primary author of Feed the Future Strategy for Tajikistan. Experienced proposal writer.

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