Focus areas: international development, strategic program design, program management, participatory facilitation and consensus-building, private sector engagement, impact investment, grant portfolio development and management
Kate Granger is an experienced leader and expert in agricultural technology commercialization and private sector engagement with almost 20 years’ experience in small and large-scale project management. She is currently a Senior Consultant with The Development Practice providing leadership and management expertise to economic growth programs worldwide in areas such as private sector engagement, strategic program design, grant selection and management, and project monitoring and evaluation.
She previously served as the Deputy Program Director for USAID’s Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation (P4I) program implemented by Fintrac Inc., for which she managed a $72M budget and a $60M grants program. Drawing upon her technical expertise in agricultural development, she managed results-based partnerships with private sector grantees developing and commercializing new agricultural technologies, in turn transforming the lives and livelihoods of 1M smallholder farmers in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She also supported multi-stakeholder agriculture programs to improve yields and increase incomes for 200,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Prior to her work with Fintrac, she served as director of the New Farmer Development Project (NFDP) connecting more than 100 underserved immigrant farmers to markets in New York City and turning the NFDP into one of the United States’ leading immigrant farming projects by the end of her tenure. Kate holds an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University and a BS in International Agriculture and Development from Cornell University.