John Russell

John Russell is Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Environment at World Vision U.S., based in Washington DC.  He has worked in international agricultural and rural development for 36 years and previously held long-term positions with FAO, IITA, ICRISAT, Mercy Corps, Checchi and Company, University of Florida and University of Zaire.  He has worked as technical specialist, program manager and consultant in over 35 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.  He began his international development career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire (now DRC), and holds a PhD from the University of Florida.