Dan Barthmaier is the Senior Technical Advisor Market Systems and Value Chains for Catholic Relief Services, an international development NGO working in over 100 countries. Dan focuses on supporting CRS’ global work with agricultural value chains, linking farmers and farmer organizations to markets and creating linkages with the private sector in an effort to strengthen markets and build farmers’ incomes.
Dan has more than 20 years of experience in the development field and has worked across the economic development spectrum, from post-disaster early recovery settings to sophisticated farmer organizations exporting high-value crops to the international market. His work has included programs supporting a range of crops including cereals, organic cotton, horticulture, cacao, coffee, and vanilla and other spices. Dan has a degree in engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in International Development and Economics from Johns Hopkins.