Director, EurAsia Division
Josh DeWald is the director of the International Fertilizer Development Center’s Asia Division, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and oversees the center’s programming in the region. Currently, IFDC’s work in Asia addresses nutrient use efficiency, climate-smart agriculture, balanced soil fertility management, enhanced smallholder productivity and profitability, and improved agricultural input and service markets.
DeWald has two decades of international development experience in the areas of food security, agricultural development, inclusive local economic growth, and resilience. He and his colleagues have worked on programming reaching over 9 million people to date, primarily smallholder farmers, agribusiness and rural enterprise operators, and food-insecure households. Prior to joining IFDC, he served in various leadership, program management, and food security roles with Mercy Corps in South, Southeast, and Central Asia, the Horn of Africa, and the Balkans. He has also worked with the U.S. Peace Corps and Clemson University.
He completed undergraduate studies at Bucknell University and King’s College, London, and graduate and professional studies at Clemson University and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.