Lief Doerring is a senior international development expert, leader, and portfolio manager with more than 20 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. He brings proven expertise in design, implementation, and management of agribusiness and food security projects, including in value chain development, horticulture, livelihoods, competitiveness, enterprise development, access to finance, and business development services. At DAI, he develops and manages a portfolio of initiatives and projects in the agribusiness and food security fields, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and other donors. He leads efforts to maintain and build DAI’s position as a leading provider of agribusiness and food security technical assistance with particular emphasis on market-led, pro-poor, technically appropriate and cost-effective approaches to improving lives and raising incomes through agricultural development. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, co-teaching a class on small and microenterprise development.



Robin Young

Robin Young brings together two decades of experience in micro and small enterprise finance with value chain and enterprise development to design and implement innovative and effect private sector approaches to address development challenges.

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