David Slane has over 20 years of experience working at both senior management and technical levels in agribusiness, food security, and livelihoods programs. These programs have utilized novel and innovative approaches centered around agribusinesses to address issues associated with smallholder access to sustainable, viable, long-term commercial markets. This has included the use of the market systems approach, value chain analysis of key household food security and cash crops, and the reestablishment of producer groups in post-conflict environments. Slane holds a master’s degree in land resource management from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a bachelor’s degree in geography from Queen’s University, Northern Ireland.