Kristin Davis, a U.S. national, joined IFPRI in November 2004 as a postdoctoral fellow. She serves as the project director to the Developing Local Extension Capacity project funded by USAID. Between 2010-2015 she served as the executive secretary of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services.
Davis holds a Ph.D. in international agricultural extension from the University of Florida. Her research interests include pluralistic extension systems and extension education in Africa and worldwide. She works for the Development Strategy and Governance Division.