iDE Global

Tiffany took over as iDE’s agriculture director in 2021 after five years at iDE Canada. As director of agriculture for iDE, Tiffany leads iDE’s agricultural strategy development. She works closely with iDE’s climate, resilience, gender and nutrition experts to develop holistic agriculture impact models, with iDE’s monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning team to test and verify our impact assumptions, and with country teams to develop country-specific agriculture strategies. Together with these teams, she identifies strategic innovation priorities in agriculture to ensure iDE remains at the forefront of tackling the complex and growing challenges faced by rural smallholder farmers. In her prior role as program director, she led iDE Canada’s business development efforts, managed the project portfolio, and fostered relationships with Canadian institutional donors and sector groups. She secured more than $9 million in new funding for iDE, led donor relations for a sanitation project in Ghana, helped secure a landmark agro-pastoralist project in Ethiopia and co-developed the Paul Polak Innovation Fund, an award that funds innovative ideas within iDE. She joined iDE after spending seven years in the Canadian agriculture industry, leading farmer marketing and sales strategy for a multi-billion-dollar grain marketing organization. Early in her career, she spent two years living and working in Cairo, Egypt, leading the student recruitment and transfer process for a Canadian-affiliated university. She holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education from the University of Manitoba. She also holds a master of business administration degree from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, with an interdisciplinary focus including natural resources and the environment.