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David Bergvinson

Title Deputy Director, Agricultural Development
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Bergvinson is deputy director within the foundation’s Agricultural Development team, overseeing efforts to leverage digital technologies to accelerate the development and delivery of products, services and knowledge to help millions of the world’s poorest farming families boost their productivity and incomes.

Bergvinson has worked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center prior to joining the foundation. A native of Vancouver, Canada, he received his PhD in biology from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Posts By David Bergvinson

Partnering to Empower Poor Farming Families and Ensure Global Food Security

There is an African proverb that captures the importance of partnerships in the work we do at the Gates Foundation: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”

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New Rice Gives Hope for Indian Farmers

Small farmers face all kinds of challenges. It may seem hard to imagine, but too much water is one of these challenges. In parts of South Asia, floods can destroy entire rice harvests, which can be devastating for farming families who rely on their crops for food and income.

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