Chris Jacobson is an is an interdisciplinary social scientist who works in international development.  Her projects focus on sustainable land management, food security and climate resilience, strengthening local solutions to managing the food-water-forest nexus for sustainable development. This includes working with government and civil sectors, agriculture co-operatives, providing solutions for sustainable and climate smart agriculture, disaster preparedness and value chain strengthening, and enhancing capacity for agriculture extension. She is a technical expert for the INGO Live & Learn Environmental Education on projects in the Pacific Islands and Cambodia (FAO, DFAT and MFAT funding), and has previously worked for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

As an academic, Chris worked at universities in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam. Her research emphasised monitoring and evaluation for natural resource management, resilience and adaptation, as well as agriculture policy. Recent engagement activities have included working with the United Nations Satoyama Initiative, contributions to the Fiji National Organic Policy and operational plan, and key note presentations (e.g., APAN).

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