About Us


The project team is comprised of experts with diverse expertise from academia, development and the private sector.

Jaron Porciello

Cornell University

Stefan Einarson

Cornell University

Maryia Ivanina

EPAM Services and Belarusian State University

Mikalai Povarau

EPAM Services

Maidul Islam

Cornell University

Sam Coggins

Australian National University

Gabriella Otunba-Payne

Research Associate Cornell University

Trevor Butterworth

Sense About Science USA

Chad Shipmaker

Valid Manufacturing

Wenceslao Almazan

Walmazan Studio


We are guided by a group of experts from global agencies and organizations in agriculture and development. The advisory board is engaged to help ensure the analysis remains relevant and accessible to a broad community of stakeholders.
  • Hannah Reed, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Richard Caldwell, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Brian King, CGIAR
  • Jonathan Mockshell, CGIAR
  • Dan Haglund, DFID
  • Alana McGinty, Digital Frontiers
  • Araba Sapara-Grant, Digital Frontiers
  • Meng Zeng, FAO
  • Desiree Winges, GIZ
  • Farzana Ramzan, USAID
  • Meredith Soule, USAID
  • Revi Sterling, Women Connect
  • Parmesh Shah, World Bank