The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Ginya Truitt Nakata

Lands Director, Latin America at The Nature Conservancy

Ginya brings with her more than 25 years of experience in international development, with extensive work and expertise in agriculture and food security. For over 20 years she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). There, she led the development of AgroLAC 2025, a multi-donor funding platform for sustainable agriculture in Latin America. Having worked for agricultural productivity in organizations across the development spectrum—including ACDI/VOCA, FAO and the IDB. Ginya has been a close ally to TNC over the years and is a former member of the Latin American Conservation Council Working Group for Food Security, a group she now leads on behalf of TNC. She has also been named a New Vision for Agriculture Ambassador with the World Economic Forum, an honor extended to 20 senior representatives from around the world to advance multi-stakeholder approaches in agriculture. Ginya holds an M.A. in International Development from The American University’s School of International Service and a B.A. in International Management/Spanish from Gustavus Adolphus College. She is fluent in English and Spanish, proficient in Italian, and has working knowledge of Portuguese.

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