Caroline Bidault is a Country Programme Manager in the Latin America and Caribbean Division at the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD). Bidault is currently responsible for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Haiti, based at the IFAD Subregional Office in Lima, Peru. As Country Program Manager, her responsibilities include the advocacy for and enhancement of national government programmes that improve the access of poor rural people to natural resources.
Prior to working with IFAD, Bidault collaborated with a number of institutions including international NGOs in Ecuador and Cameroon; the European Union, where she served as Specialist in Agricultural Policies in the Czech Republic, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she served as Specialist in Rural Development in Haiti (2012-2015).
Bidault is an expert in Rural Development, with more than 15 years of experience in international cooperation in various countries. She holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Agronomy of Paris (France). She also has a master’s in Tropical Agronomy obtained from the University of Montpellier (France) and a master’s in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics from the University of Agronomy in Paris (France).