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Context Global Development® (CGD) is non-profit organization that supports the program implementation needs of agricultural and social impact development donors worldwide. Working with hundreds of strategic partners, corporations to governments, research institutions to development organizations, CDG’s agricultural expertise accelerates innovations that result in meaningful and lasting change. Here is a sampling of recent partners:



OUR BOARD

Jim Kirkwood

Jim Kirkwood

Food Technology and Innovation; Former Chief Science & Technology Development Officer, General Mills Inc.

Jim Kirkwood brings 38 years of cross-functional experience in the Food, Ag and Pet Food industry including assignments in Innovation, R&D, Marketing, Gener...

Dr. Steve Sonka

Dr. Steve Sonka

Agricultural Economist; Research Professor at ADM Institute for PHL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Steve Sonka is Emeritus Chaired Professor of Agricultural Strategy at the University of Illinois. Currently he also serves as Fellow at the Ed Snider Center for...

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Managing Director

Mark Nelson is deeply committed to the advancement of agriculture, making it more productive, efficient and sustainable around the globe. Raised on his family's...

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

Sr. Program Manager

Will is currently serving as a Senior Program Manager, overseeing two West Africa grants and is based in Accra, Ghana. Previously, he served as a consultant wit...

Joanne Hale

Joanne Hale

Director

Joanne Hale combines two graduate degrees in agriculture and economics (Stanford and University of California/Davis) and 11 years of agricultural volunteer work...