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Summer Allen

Research Coordinator, IFPRI

How I work with Harvest

Dr. Allen works on tracking crop loss and food security along the value chain, working with technology companies to improve data capture efficiency.  She is currently working with UMD in pushing the conversation and research forward in terms of use of satellite data to understand what is happening at the farm level.


Summer Allen is a Research Coordinator working on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and the provision of open data for food security through the Food Security Portals.  Before joining IFPRI, Summer served as the Research Coordinator for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and has years of experience leading projects on agricultural development and water issues throughout Latin America and Africa.  Summer has previously worked with ERS (USDA), FAO, and EPA. She received her MS degrees in Agricultural Economics and International Agricultural Development from UC Davis and her PhD in Agricultural Economics from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.