Todd Crosby is Vice President of Programs for Connexus. Previously, Todd was the Senior Technical Director for Resilience and Food Systems and Chief of Party for NCBA/CLUSA on Yaajeende, USAID Senegal’s flagship food security project in Senegal from 2010-2015. Yaajeende pioneered the “Nutrition Led Agriculture” methodology, a food systems approach to resolving issues of food security, hunger and malnutrition by strengthening local market actors, notably Community Based Solution Providers, to support the production, trade, and consumption of healthy foods. Todd holds an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and has over 23 years of experience working in community development in West Africa in Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, and Ghana. His technical expertise focuses on the use of private sector business approaches such as value chain, last mile agents, micro-finance, social marketing, and social franchising for community-based rural development.