3rd Class, 2005-2007
Field Placement: Save the Children, Kampala, Uganda
While working with Save the Children’s food security program in the Nakasongola district of Uganda, Todd created an agricultural marketing program to increase farmers’ income by establishing marketing groups, connecting those groups to viable market value chains, and providing marketing skills training to farmers. Todd also established a model homestead program which trained farmers in skills such as beekeeping and fruit tree grafting in order to diversify and intensify agricultural production.
Policy Placement: Save the Children, Washington, DC
Todd continued working with the food security unit in Washington, D.C. and evaluated marketing programs from various country programs to identify successful and innovative projects that can provide lessons for future programs. Todd also worked with food security programs to increase their technical capacity and researched practices for livelihood and cash transfer programs.
Todd received an MS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon from 2000-2002 as an agroforestry extension agent working with the local community to improve soil fertility and diversify income generation strategies.