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Todd Crosby

Todd Crosby

todd crosby picTodd  is Senior Technical Director for NCBA|CLUSA and the former Chief of Party for Yaajeende, USAID. Yaajeende has pioneered the “Nutrition Led Agriculture” methodology– a food systems approach to resolving issues of food security, hunger and malnutrition by strengthening local market actors—notably Community Based Solution Providers– to support the production, trade and consumption of healthy foods. Mr. Crosby has over 20 years of experience working in community development in West Africa in Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Ghana. His technical expertise focuses on the use of private sector business approaches such as social marketing, social franchising, micro-credit and value chain methodologies for community based rural development. He is the founder and promoter of the Culture Bank–a model for micro-museums which deploys micro-credit metholodogies to secure, document and conserve cultural heritage. He developed the Culture Bank model as Peace Corps Volunteer and Mali and replicated with World Bank Funding in 2002. Since 2002, the Culture Bank has been adopted and replicated in 5 countries in West Africa (Togo, Benin, Guinea, Gabon, Mali) and was awarded the 2015 Jacques Chirac Foundation Peace Prize by French President Francois Hollande.