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About Fintrac

Fintrac, a woman-owned and US-based consulting company, develops agricultural solutions to end hunger and poverty. For almost three decades our work has increased rural incomes and strengthened food security across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We do this by developing interventions to improve market system competitiveness and increase participation of smallholder farmers.

Since 2000, Fintrac has delivered training and technical assistance to nearly 2 million smallholder farmers, leveraged $2 billion in sales, and helped 10 million people, including children, become more food secure.

We retain a team of highly-skilled experts across all technical disciplines and employ local staff who bring vital context-specific knowledge and provide unique insights and analysis.

Improving production, building local capacity, & developing value chains

Through proven technologies and practices, we rapidly increase smallholder yields to multiply incomes by two, three, and even 10 times in one year. This income fuels local economies and drastically improves healthcare, education, and overall quality of life for entire communities. We believe sustainable food security is inherently linked to income generation, so we train families, producer groups, and local service provides to treat farming as a commercial enterprise.

Our partnerships expand income exponentially

Fintrac coordinates technical assistance delivery to farmers and local enterprises through partner alliances with private sector enterprises, national and regional governments, educational and research institutes, and civil society. Through these partnerships, we offer embedded extension services, enable access to inputs and finance, and set up channels for farmers to add value to their crops—all while building relationships between local stakeholders that are sustained long after projects are completed. We promote “no regrets” interventions that improve natural resource management and resiliency to weather variability while reinforcing economically sound business practices. Our teams and partners are equipped with cutting edge tools and knowledge, and the resources to make innovative technologies available to farmers.

About Fintrac

Our Experienced Team

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Project Directors

  • Jose Giraldo Araque, DCOP - Colombia PMA
  • Ricardo Arias, COP - Honduras ACCESS to Production & Nutrition
  • Ian Chesterman, COP - FTF Ethiopia VCA
  • Antonio Coello, COP - FTF Tanzania MnM
  • Kate Granger, Deputy Program Director - FTF P4I
  • Symantha Holben, DCOP - FTF Ethiopia VCA
  • Nathan Kline, COP - FTF EEFS
  • Ricardo Lardizabal, DCOP - Honduras ACCESS to Production & Nutrition

 

  • Teshome Lemma, DCOP - FTF Ethiopia VCA
  • Dennis Lesnick, COP - Colombia PMA
  • Lovemore Mateuso, DCOP - FTF Zimbabwe LD
  • J. Mulinge Mukumbu, DCOP - Kenya KAVES
  • Kudakwashe Ndoro, COP - FTF Zimbabwe LD
  • Rosemary Nyoka, DCOP - FTF Zimbabwe LD
  • Richard Pluke, DCOP - FTF Tanzania MnM
  • Jorge Soto, DCOP - Honduras ACCESS to Markets
  • Carol Elwin Thompson, DCOP - Honduras ACCESS to Markets

Home Office Directors

  • Yasmine Haynes, Director of Human Resources
  • Kathleen Jacques, Director of Asia & Latin America Program Management
  • Jessica Joye, Director of Communications
  • Jessie Kalsmith, Director of Food Analytics
  • Haskell Noyes, Director of Africa & Global Program Management
  • Allen Rozario, Director of Information Technology
  • Gabriela Salazar, Director of Contracts & Grants

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