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 more than 2 million smallholder farmers, leveraged $3 billion in sales, and helped nearly 11 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 providers 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.
Our Experienced Team
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A founding Fintrac executive, Claire has been collaborating on agricultural initiatives with local and international partners to improve incomes and food security for farmers and farm families in developing countries for three decades. A marketing and communications strategist, she provides leadership in organizational development; advises staff and clients on best practices to achieve sustainable impact; and advocates for increasing women's participation and small business engagement in the agribusiness sector worldwide.
A founding Fintrac executive, Tom is responsible for technical, operational, and corporate financial planning and oversight. Tom also designs products, services, and multi-year programs worldwide. He is a primary contributor to Fintrac field methodologies; was the original architect of the agricultural M&E system cited by donors as a model for measuring productivity and income impact; has led numerous analytical assignments across the globe; and is a corporate thought leader on climate change mitigation and adaptation for smallholders.
A Fintrac executive since 1990, Andy has been designing and implementing agricultural projects for three decades that have sustainably increased crop productivity and diversification, market and credit access, technology use and access, farmer incomes, and family nutrition. He has also been instrumental in developing sustainable private sector partnerships that integrate smallholders into global supply chains. Fluent in Spanish, he holds a PhD in postharvest physiology, and is currently resident in Honduras.
Mary’s breadth of experience over three decades in economic development has spanned extension, investment promotion, marketing, business development, project management, and training across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. At Fintrac, she has headed up two departments, designed our online university, and been deputy director on a large USAID project in Cambodia. She holds an MBA, and degrees in agriculture and livestock, and is currently DCOP of FTF-Ethiopia Value Chain Activity, resident in Addis.
Mike’s responsibilities over the last fifteen years with Fintrac have included design of strategic frameworks, data management tools, and reporting metrics, and he has led impact assessment teams in over one dozen countries. Fluent in Spanish, he is currently resident in Colombia providing executive management support to our USAID-PMA project, which is expanding productivity, sales and market share for specialty coffee, cacao, dairy and horticultural products. He is also working on a MS from Berkeley in big data analytics.
Laura designs and evaluates multi-year agricultural activities worldwide; has extensive grants, sub-award and program management experience in Africa and Asia; and is expert in USG regulatory compliance. She is currently the Chief of Party on the FTF-Partnering for Innovation program, responsible for building partnerships with private sector companies worldwide to help them scale technologies, and sell goods and services, to smallholder consumers in emerging markets.
A founding Fintrac executive, Steve has four decades of experience across four continents, and is a leading expert at designing partnerships with commercial companies, public agencies, and donors that improve enabling environments, expand access to technologies, and synergize value-chains inclusive of staples, dairy, and horticulture. He had led multi-year agricultural activities in the Caribbean, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya, and led assessment teams in Africa and southeast Asia. Steve holds a PhD in postharvest physiology.
- Javier Giraldo, DCOP - Colombia PMA
- Ricardo Arias, COP - Honduras ACCESS to Production & Nutrition
- Ian Chesterman, COP - FTF Ethiopia VCA
- Antonio Coello, COP - FTF Tanzania MnM
- Laura Harwig, COP - FTF P4I
- Adam Keatts, COP - FTF EEFS
- Ricardo Lardizabal, DCOP - Honduras ACCESS to Production & Nutrition
- Mary Duncan, DCOP - FTF Ethiopia VCA
- Teshome Lemma, DCOP - FTF Ethiopia VCA
- Dennis Lesnick, COP - Colombia PMA
- Rosemary Nyoka, Acting COP - FTF Zimbabwe LD
- Stephen Mruma, DCOP - FTF Tanzania MnM
Home Office Directors
- Yasmine Haynes, Director of Human Resources
- Kathleen Jacques, Global Director of Program Services
- Jessica Joye, Director of Communications
- Adam Keatts, Director of Food Analytics
- Haskell Noyes, Global Director of Business Services
- Allen Rozario, Director of Information Technology
- Gabriela Salazar, Director of Contracts & Grants
- Paul Stanchfield, Director of Monitoring & Evaluation
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