Producer Organizations Panel

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The European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE) and COSA launched a joint initiative to measure the key characteristics of effective Producer Organizations (POs).

The PO initiative has assembled a select group of international experts into an Advisory Panel on the Sustainability Assessment of Producer Organizations. The Panel contains a cross section of stakeholders that represents traders, lenders, development agencies, researchers, businesses, and producer organizations.    

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Sector Panelist
Name Organization and Title Website
Coordinators and Advisors Thomas Elhaut IFAD Director of the Statistics and Studies for Development Division – Panel Advisor ifad.org
Gashaw Tadesse  EURICSE/IFPRI Researcher (Ethiopia) – Panel Advisor euricse.eu
Saurin Nanavati  COSA Manager of Partner Relations – Panel Coordinator thecosa.org
Matthew Himmel COSA Project Implementation Cordinator thecosa.org
Development Agencies   Pilar Santacoloma FAO Agribusiness Economist fao.org
Alejandro Escobar IDB-Multilateral Investment Fund Lead Agribusiness Specialist fomin.org
 Networks Stephanie Daniels  Sustainable Food Lab Senior Program Manager for Agriculture  sustainablefood.org
Anneke Theunissen CLAC Producer Organization Coordinator clac-comerciojusto.org
Buyers and Cooperatives Monika Firl Cooperative Coffees Producer Relations coopcoffees.com
Chris Nicaise Singing Rooster Sourcing Manager singingrooster.org
Phyllis Robinson Equal Exchange Producer Relations equalexchange.coop
Thaleon Tremain PachamamaMarketing and Sales pacha.coop
Lenders Margarita Chojolan Root Capital Central America PO Training Manager rootcapital.org
Asya Troychansky Root Capital Impact Manager  rootcapital.org
Hubert Peri Root Capital Knowledge Management rootcapital.org
Tyler Clark Root Capital Director of FInancial Advisory Services rootcapital.org
Nelleke Veenstra Triodos Senior Investment Officer Trade Finance triodos.com/sustainabletrade
NGOs and Consultants Felipe Arango BSD Consulting CEO (USA) bsdconsulting.com
Rocio Sanz BSD Consulting Managing Director (USA) bsdconsulting.com
Niels Van Heeren Coffee Consultant Independent
Consultant
Theodore Weihe Cocoa Consultant Independent
Consultant
Andrew Sargent HRNS General Manager www.hrnstiftung.org/foundation
Tobias Voight HRNS M&S Manager www.hrnstiftung.org/foundation
Lucas Simons Scope Insight CEO scopeinsight.com
Tessa van der Meiden Scope Insight Operations Manager scopeinsight.com
Paul Guenette  ACDI VOCA VP of Communications  acdivoca.org
Jacob Gray ACDI VOCA Director of Community Development  acdivoca.org
William Sparks   ACDI VOCA VP R&D acdivoca.org
Diana Kos AgriPlace  Business
Development Manager
agriplace.org
 Researchers Riccardo Bodini EURICSE Research Coordinator (COSA Partner in PO project) euricse.eu
Mark Lundy CIAT Agroenterprise Development Specialist www.ciat.cgiar.org
Tran Cong Thang IPSARD Director www.ipsard.gov.vn
Mike Vincent Fair Trade Director of Impact and Standards www.fairtradeusa.org
Jim Bingen MSU Professor Emeritus Community, Food and Agriculture afre.msu.edu
Linda Shaw Cooperative College Vice Principal (research and international programs) co-op.ac.uk
Dietmar Stoian Bioversity Coordinator Value Chain (also co-author of 5 Capitals tool for Pos) bioversityinternational.org
Giel Ton Wageningen Development Economist wageningenur.nl
Piet Van Asten IITA Agronomist and Coffee
Research Manager
iita.org
Meike Wollni University of Goettingen  Professor of International Agricultural Economics uni-goettingen.de

 

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