Juan Estrada-Valle has more than 20 years of experience in agriculture, value chain development, and market-based strategies for economic development in conflict-affected environments. Throughout his career, Juan has been an agribusiness entrepreneur, international consultant, researcher and development practitioner.

He has led large-scale agricultural development programs in Southern Africa, the Western Balkans, and South Asia. Juan was most recently the Chief of Party of the Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) Program, where he helped establish an Agricultural Development Fund in Afghanistan. He holds degrees in agronomy, agricultural economics, and international development from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and Michigan State University.



Robin Young

Robin Young began to focus her career on micro and small enterprise finance after learning in an undergraduate development economics course more than 20 years ago how this emerging field ‘just worked. … It was so practical and brought macroeconomics and global politics down to a concrete and effective level.’

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