Susan Kaaria

Susan Kaaria currently leads the Gender Policy Analysis work at the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, which focuses on generating knowledge and methodologies for reducing gender inequalities in the agriculture sector and promoting rural women’s social and economic empowerment. Prior to joining the organization, she contributed to the body of knowledge on best practice in improving the impacts of livelihood programs on women and their households with the Ford Foundation Office for Eastern Africa and has also held a position as a senior scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. She is also co-editor of “Innovation Africa: Enriching Farmers’ Livelihoods.” She holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics.