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Food and Agriculture Organization
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Tatiana LeGrand is a consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization where she is supporting the work of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. In this role, Tatiana collects and analyzes information on agricultural value chains. She has also been advising a small civil society organization “Nuri Umed” in Tajikistan over the past two years, building the capacity of the organization in its work with marginalized groups in society. While on a mission in the country, she led community recovery activities, capacity building and advocacy work on women’s rights.

Tatiana has experience in a wide range of sustainable development issues, focusing primarily on smallholders’ livelihoods, sustainable agriculture and land use. Tatiana has worked extensively researching and analyzing various ecosystems and their services, providing technical support to the drylands regeneration and biodiversity restoration projects in Central Asia. In her early career, she worked on market research and sustainability aspects of business development and foreign trade in Russia. 

Tatiana holds a Ph.D. in agriculture from the University of Goettingen and an M.S. in environmental management from the University of Kiel (both in Germany). A native of Russia, she also received a B.A. and an M.A. in global economic studies from the Russian State University of Trade and Economy in Moscow. 


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