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Director, East and Southern Africa Peter Nash
Peter Nash is an international development leadership and management specialist with more than 10 years of experience, including five years implementing and providing administrative, financial, and operations support for USAID-funded programs in east and southern Africa. He is currently a director in Chemonics’ East and Southern Africa Division and most recently served as the deputy chief of party of the USAID Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity (CPM). His technical expertise includes value chain development, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, youth development, and environmental education. Since joining Chemonics in 2011, Mr. Nash has served as operations manager of the USAID-funded Southern Africa Regional Environmental Program (SAREP), and has also served as a project manager and a project associate. Mr. Nash holds a M.S. from Colorado State University in human dimensions of natural resources and a B.A. from Connecticut College in environmental studies and anthropology.
by Peter Nash
This post originally appeared on Agrilinks. Farming is a risky livelihood throughout the world. But for smallholder farmers in particular, productivity and food security are defined by risk. “Good years” are defined by adequate rains, and “bad years” by drought. In Uganda, where 70 percent of the population is employed in the agricultural sector, the…