|Head of Partnerships and Communication, CIAT|
André Zandstra is the Head of Partnerships and Communication for CIAT – the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. He works in the intersection between science and business for the improvement of food and nutrition security, and the livelihoods of farmers across the tropics. Leading CIAT’s responsibility to donors and investors, for the advancement agricultural research for development, can only happen through thoughtful partnerships. Key interest is to increase collaborations with the business, government and civil society to scale impact on key global themes, including: big data, climate-smart agriculture, ecosystem action, and sustainable food systems.