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Lead Technical Specialist, Producers Organizations and Rural Development

Jean-Philippe Audinet

Jean Philippe Audinet is currently the Lead Technical Specialist of Producers Organizations and Rural Development at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

His main areas of focus are smallholder agriculture development, land issues and peoples' empowerment in market relations and policy making. As coordinator of the Farmers' Forum at IFAD, he promotes strong partnerships with farmer organisations in investment projects and policy dialogue.

After a field experience in Haiti and Chad, he joined the Fund in 1990. He served for 10 years as Evaluation Officer, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, before joining the Policy Division that he managed from 2005 to 2009.

Audinet is an economist by training with a master’s degree from Paris-Sorbonne University, France. He has been working in agricultural and rural development for over 30 years.