Chris Henderson is our Senior Policy and Practice Advisor in Agriculture. He provides technical advice and support on agriculture development policy for national and regional offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as for the organisation in UK.
As an agricultural researcher, development worker and programme manager he has spent over 25 years in developing countries where he has worked for NGOs, donors and National Governments. He has been an agricultural researcher in Ghana and the Solomon Islands and supported National agriculture and rural development policy and planning in Ghana, Namibia and the Philippines. He has led country sector programmes for donors in Namibia, Jamaica and Nigeria.
Chris is currently applying his experience to making agriculture work for small-holder farmers in a changing climate. This builds on the fact that smallholder farmers, especially women and marginalised groups, are an important part of the solution to national food security and poverty reduction.