Senior Adviser Mohamed Manssouri is an agricultural economist and an expert in food security, poverty reduction, agricultural and rural development. He has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, Near-East and North-Africa, Europe and East and Southern Asia. Prior to joining TCI in 2010, he was Country Program Manager with the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He has thus led the design and supervision of various country investment strategies and programmes, and developed regional thematic strategies and programmes (rural finance, Community-Driven Development (CDD), conservation agriculture…) Within the scope of the Funds’ Action Plan to improve development effectiveness, he has led the efforts to prepare IFAD’s Knowledge Management strategy, and other organizational change initiatives. On behalf of IFAD, he also served on the multi-agency team of the United Nations High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on Food Security Crises who prepared and updated the Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA). He has worked as a trainer in agricultural economics and gave lectures at University Roma III’s Master on Human Development and Food Security. Mohamed Manssouri holds a Master’s degree from AgroParisTech, Paris, France.