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Rob Bertram

Director, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy in Technology, Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development

Rob Bertram is the Director of the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy in Technology in USAID's Bureau for Food Security. The office provides leadership to the Agency's investments that leverage biophysical and social sciences and economics across the U.S. and globally, engaging the CRSPs, the CGIAR system, the private sector and USDA.

Rob has been with USAID for more than 25 years and comes from a plant breeding and genetics background with degrees from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and the University of Maryland. His office is spearheading the Feed the Future Research Strategy and is currently focusing significant efforts on agriculture-nutrition linkages, sustainable intensification of production systems and adaptation to climate change.


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