John Bowman


Senior International Affairs Specialist, USAID Bureau for Food Security


Education: Ph.D Plant Pathology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, M.S. Plant Pathology, Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin

John Bowman is a Senior Agriculture Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security based in Washington DC. He is Leader for the Nutritious and Safe Foods Program Area at USAID. Dr. Bowman manages global projects for USAID’s Office of Agricultural Research and Policy in the areas of horticulture, integrated pest management, food safety, and post-harvest loss. Prior to this current assignment, Dr. Bowman worked in USAID’s Office of Nutrition where he was focused on building linkages between agriculture and nutrition. Dr. Bowman has over 30 years of experience in international development having worked in over 40 countries for international agricultural research centers (CIMMYT, CIAT), multinational food companies (PepsiCo, URC-Philippines, Technico-China), and international consulting firms (DAI, Chemonics, Nippon-Koei). He holds two Master’s degrees (Latin American Studies, Plant Pathology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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