Charlie Watson – our new Sustainable Agriculture Manager
To further develop FarmStrong Foundation’s mission to support farmers and their families transition to sustainable farming systems, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Watson as Sustainable Agriculture Manager.
Charlie has over 10 years’ experience in managing agricultural commodity supply chains in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has extensive experience in responsible business and development projects – both within the NGO sector when at the Rainforest Alliance, and within the private sector. His experience principally lies in agro-forestry and climate-smart agriculture within the coffee, cocoa, tea and forestry sectors.
Charlie joins from COFCO International where he was the Global Sustainability Manager for its Cocoa, Coffee, Soybean, Sugar and Cotton supply chains. At FarmStrong, he will drive FSF’s smallholder farmer centered approach and be responsible for all monitoring and evaluation activities.