Lee Gross is a Senior Manager at EcoAgriculture Partners. Over the past few years his work has focused on building the business case for joint public-private investment in sustainable landscapes working with a number of emerging initiatives and programs to support learning and innovation. Since 2012 he has led the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature’s Business Engagement Working Group.

His work has included designing tools for and leading capacity-building courses on sustainable land and water management with partners such as the World Bank and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s (NEPAD) TerrAfrica program.

In addition he has worked to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for the integrated management of agricultural production landscapes. From 2011-2014, he led EcoAgriculture Partners’ efforts as the M&E Unit for the IFC/GEF funded Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program, working closely with grantees and commodity roundtable initiatives in palm oil, soy and cocoa. More recently he evaluated the relationship between farm-level practice adoption in coffee, cardamom and cocoa agroforestry systems and landscape-level impacts related to carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation in Central America.

Prior to joining EcoAgriculture Partners Lee worked as a graduate research fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, analyzed supply-chain traceability for Keurig Green Mountain, and coordinated a major gifts fundraising team at The Nature Conservancy. He holds a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont and a B.S.E.S. in Environmental Economics and Management from the University of Georgia.

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