Sara Scherr
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Sara J. Scherr is the Founder and President of Ecoagriculture Partners, a non-profit that works with agricultural communities around the world to develop ecoagriculture landscapes that enhance rural livelihoods, have sustainable and productive agricultural systems, and conserve or enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services. Scherr is an agricultural and natural resource economist who previously served on the World Agroforestry Centre Board of Directors and the United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger. In addition, she was the Director of Ecosystem Services for Forest Trends, a nonprofit focused on forest management and conservation, and before that a senior researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Scherr has authored 11 books and published articles for scientific journals on ecoagriculture, biodiversity, and farming. Since 2011, she has facilitated the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, an international partnership to promote whole landscape approaches.