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David Land

Mr. David Land is a senior executive and consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the food, agriculture, environmental, and education sectors at the local, state/regional, and national levels with the private and public sectors with work experience in North America, Caribbean, South America, Africa, Middle East, Caucuses, and Asia.  He worked on market and feasibility studies, strategic planning, project assessments, multi-year regional and national development plans, policy development, strategic food reserves, and management of operating companies. Assignments have been for the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, Gulf Cooperation Council, and etc.

For nearly a decade, David Land was president of an agribusiness firm of 60,000 hectares with 8,000 hectares in citrus and vegetables, a 10,00 head cow-calf operation on 25,000 hectares, multiple packing houses and nurseries, and the leasing of surface and mineral rights for recreation and oil respectively.  Mr. Land served on government, non-profit, and industry boards, commissions, and organizations.  For six years he was on the board of a non-profit that provides $5-20 million annually of humanitarian and development assistance in Haiti and was senior advisor to a leading U.S. university in its work with the ministry of education in that country after the 2010 earthquake.

Mr. Land has a B.A. degree in development studies (political science, economics, sociology) from New College, Sarasota, Florida and a Master of Agricultural Management and Resource Development from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in agribusiness and agricultural development, and written many articles on agricultural development.  

David is a native English speaker who has worked effectively on assignments in Spanish, French, Arabic, Georgian, Vietnamese, Farsi, and tribal/patois speaking countries and regions.


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