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Soniia David

EFAT Project Director

Soniia (Sonii) David has 30 years of experience in international agriculture. She has served as a technical advisor, researcher and manager for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, three CGIAR centers (IITA, CIAT and ICRAF) and Helen Keller International. A rural sociologist, Sonii’s expertise includes agricultural extension and advisory services and systems, women’s empowerment, developing efficient local seed systems and promoting urban and peri-urban agriculture.

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Coordination of pluralistic agriculture extension and advisory services in Senegal

April 5, 2024

This post was written by Winrock International’s Soniia David, project director of the USAID Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transition project with Alphousseyni Diallo, EFAT Senegal country director; Nar Gade Alé Diang, EFAT extension and advisory services specialist; and Assane Sow, EFAT monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist. Agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) provided by multiple […]
rice crops in the region of Casamance, Senegal

Winrock hosts first in series of learning events on climate-responsive agricultural extension

March 11, 2024

“Agricultural extension and advisory services and systems is a topic that does not get much attention even though these services are critical for addressing the problem of low agricultural productivity, improving farmers’ livelihoods and helping them cope with shocks and mega crises such as climate change and COVID-19,” says Sonii David, project director of the […]