Lynn Brown joined HarvestPlus in her current role in July 2020 after a long career focused on food and nutrition policy. She had an extensive career at the World Bank and held senior positions within the UN World Food Programme, including as its first Chief Economist. Since 2013 Brown has been a senior independent adviser to several leaders and organizations in the areas of gender, food and nutrition security, agricultural policy, and livelihoods/social protection.
Her expertise spans the food security agenda. She worked in both the agricultural and nutrition sectors in the World Bank, including managing the World Bank’s nutrition portfolio in Bangladesh. At WFP, Brown also worked as the chief of social protection. She was the representative for Rachel Kyte to the Global Panel on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition, negotiated WFP’s entry into the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, and founded the Nutrition workstream in that Platform. Joining HarvestPlus completes a career cycle as she began her career at IFPRI, where she co-led IFPRI’s research on gender, which together with biofortification has been a career long commitment.