Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Anne Pacquet is Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Fondation pour l’agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde (FARM: Foundation for agriculture and rurality throughout the world). She headed up the agri-business department of Crédit Agricole’s agriculture and agri-businesses division through 2011 from where she was able to observe the strategies of agri-businesses both in France and throughout the world at first hand. At the FARM Foundation she has continued the work of observation and strategic reflection that has marked out her whole career, which includes periods spent working on agricultural policy for the French Agriculture Ministry in Italy as agricultural attachée to the French Embassy.
The FARM Foundation is a think-tank and supports pilot projects in Africa by deploying an entrepreneurial approach to agriculture that fosters small- and medium-sized holdings capable of supplying local markets.