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Leland Fellow

Daniel Robinson

9th Class, 2017-2019

Dan graduated from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy in 2017 with an MALD in Development Economics and an MS in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition. His graduate capstone project analyzed the incentives that affect the ability and willingness of private sector agents to provide agricultural information and services to farmers. Dan conducted field research for this project in Odisha, India. Prior to attending Tufts, Dan worked with Olam International in Ghana as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. His work in Ghana focused on environmental sustainability in the cocoa industry. Dan also has recent work experience on agricultural development and food security programs with Abt Associates and USAID/Ethiopia.

Field placement: ACDI/VOCA

Metro Washington, DC (global)

Based in Iringa, Tanzania, Dan worked with ACDI/VOCA on the Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA Cereals Market System Development (CMSD) project. NAFAKA is a maize and rice value chain development project focused on increasing smallholder farmers’ productivity, profitability, and nutrition. Dan primarily worked on Collaborating, Learning, & Adapting (CLA) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) activities focused on measuring the impact of the NAFAKA project. Dan also collaborated with an agricultural research organization to design an impact evaluation analyzing the extent to which NAFAKA activities increase farmers’ willingness to buy and adopt agricultural inputs.

Policy placement: ACDI/VOCA

Metro Washington, DC (global)

Dan worked with ACDI/VOCA’s Market Systems team as part of the Technical Learning & Application (TLA) department. He supported ACDI/VOCA’s ongoing field projects including NAFAKA and other USAID-funded projects in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, and Honduras.

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