Corey O’Hara is an agriculture and nutrition professional specializing in ethical sourcing and value creation for smallholder farmers. Corey received his PhD from Tufts University, where he researched the interactions between agricultural markets, diets, and gender and social inclusion. He also holds a master’s degree in international environment and resource policy and a master’s degree in agriculture, food, and the environment from Tufts, as well as a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard.
Before joining iDE, Corey worked in the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Language Officer, then as a consultant for Winrock International. Corey later worked as Associate Director of the Clinton Global Initiative, and from 2008 to 2010, he founded and coordinated the Haiti Action Network, a multisector group of actors engaged in long-term development, recovery, and reconstruction efforts.
Corey first began consulting for iDE in 2006, providing significant support for creating partnerships in Nepal, Cambodia, and Bhutan. He assumed the role of Chief of Party for the Resilience Coastal Communities program in 2023, after serving as iDE's Country Director for Nepal. Corey serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin, a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on global nutrition and human security. Corey speaks Italian, Spanish, and French in addition to English and Nepali, and his Portuguese is improving day by day.
Country Director, Nepal
AB (magna cum laude)
Areas of Expertise
- Sustainable rural development
- Food and nutrition security
- Gender equality and social inclusion