Talia Smith
Talia Smith
Co-Head of Knowledge Generation
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Talia is currently the Co-Head of Knowledge Generation at the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) Secretariat, where her passion is helping to deliver solutions to transform global food and land use systems to work better for people, nature and climate.

Prior to joining FOLU, Talia was an international development consultant, designing infrastructure, land use and natural resource management programmes in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. She lived in Indonesia and Myanmar, focusing on smallholder agriculture and reducing deforestation. Over the years, she has worked with a range of governments and development partners, including DFID, UNDP, UNEP, UNOPS, USAID and the World Bank.

Talia holds a degree in International Development (Political Science and Economics) from McGill University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

My Sessions
Regenerative Agriculture: nature-based solutions for food security