Doug Hertzler is a Senior Policy Analyst at ActionAid USA. His work focuses on land rights and food security issues in Africa and Central and South America. His portfolio includes monitoring large-scale agricultural investment policies, such as the G7 New Alliance and Grow Africa.
Doug holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Iowa and has conducted research on social movements and land rights in Bolivia. Prior to that he spent over five years living in indigenous smallholder villages in eastern Bolivia where he worked with agro-forestry and other rural development projects.
From 2001 through 2012, he served as a faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University, and as Associate Director of the Washington Community Scholars’ Center.
Doug has a deep personal background in agriculture, having been raised in dairy, corn, soy, and vegetable farming in central Pennsylvania.