Deborah Rubin

Ph.D., Co-Director
Cultural Practice, LLC

Deborah Rubin

Ph.D., Co-Director
Cultural Practice, LLC
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Biography

Dr. Rubin provides corporate and technical direction for CP’s premier focus on gender and social systems analysis. She has Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with over 25 years of experience on strategic planning and evaluation, agricultural policy research, economic growth, business development, and poverty reduction. She is primary author of “Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook.” She leads CP’s cutting edge work on gender and agriculture, based on the handbook, which guides much of USAID’s current work on gender and food security. Dr. Rubin has worked extensively with both the land grant and private university communities, evaluating USAID-funded agricultural research grants and identifying new priorities for the agency’s investments, which resulted in reframing USAID’s agricultural and NRM research programs. As a result of her earlier work, the universities contracted with CP to document and synthesize 30 years of achievement by the USAID funded Collaborative Research Support Programs.