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Contributor Cynthia Steen

Cynthia Steen is a development manager with over 26 years of international development experience in the Middle East, the Balkans, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Indonesia. She formerly served as chief of party of a horticulture value chain project in Moldova and has  led agribusiness and enterprise development projects in multiple countries. Her expertise include fruit and vegetable value chain development, including partnering with producer associations and engaging in marketing activities. Throughout her career, she has worked to develop market linkages between producers, traders, processors and other enterprises, often working with the private sector, local governments and member-based private sector organizations. She has an M.B.A. in agribusiness and a B.A. in agricultural science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

by Cynthia Steen

3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen serves as chief of party of the USAID Moldova High Value Agriculture Activity (HVAA) and has previously led agribusiness and enterprise development projects in multiple countries, including Egypt, Albania, Jamaica, Lebanon, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. HVAA is successfully demonstrating production, post-harvest, and marketing techniques to make Moldova a more competitive exporter, creating sustainable opportunities…