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Senior Technical Advisor, Agriculture & Food Security Jean-Michel Voisard

As senior technical advisor in the Agriculture and Food Security Practice, Jean-Michel Voisard brings more than 25 years of experience in facilitating inclusive growth in both high value export and food staple value chains. His experience in fostering market systems transformations covers field production and post harvest systems, logistics and processing, trade finance, capital investments, climate risk insurance, and digital tools. These solutions link small farmers with private sector suppliers, processors and traders, through fast-scaling models. The recently published Global Food Security Strategy highlights his success as chief of party for two successive Feed the Future projects in Senegal, where small rice producers are today integral to a de-risked system, lending 60 million dollars annually and stabilizing food prices with reduced dependence on rice imports. Jean-Michel began his career as a chartered accountant and later worked in the private sector financial systems specialist for a large food distributor, before moving on to development.