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Loraine Ronchi leads the Global Agribusiness work in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group, and is Global Solutions Lead for Value Chains and Agribusiness in the Agriculture Global Practice. In her ten years at the WBG, she has led agriculture programs and policy dialogue on the agricultural sector from both headquarters and country office base (East Africa). She also served as technical lead for agribusiness private sector development in the IFC’s advisory services for three years. As such, her expertise in value chain development spans from farm to fork.
Prior to joining the WBG, Loraine worked in the coffee and cocoa sectors in research, impact evaluation, and technical assistance capacities with private sector coffee and chocolate companies. She holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. in Economics is from Sussex University, U.K.