Juan Estrada-Valle is an international development practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. He is currently the Chief of Party of the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a multi-country, multi-sector initiative to promote trade, investment, food security, and policy change in eight countries.

Prior to his current position, Juan managed large-scale and complex development projects in the Balkans, Africa, and South Asia. He was a Senior Scientist in trade economics at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, and before beginning his development career he was an agribusiness entrepreneur.

He is a Board Member of the Agribusiness Economics and Management Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and in 2015 received a special commendation from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for his work rehabilitating the agriculture sector.

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