Seeds of Time


Pamela Anderson

Former Director General, International Potato Center

Pamela Anderson, director, Agricultural Development leads the team that works to reduce hunger and poverty for millions of farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable way.

Pamela joined the foundation in 2014 from the CGIAR Consortium, an organization focused on advancing international agricultural research and one of our key strategic partners. She was director general of the International Potato Center (CIP), one of the research centers within CGIAR, Pamela was with CIP since 2002. Before that, she was senior entomologist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. Pamela has conducted research in agricultural entomology and plant virus epidemiology related to food security and income generation for resource-poor populations and authored numerous publications on these topics. In addition, she has been an advisor to the Federation of American Scientists, a research consultant at Harvard University, and a member of the Government of Ireland Hunger Task Force.

Pamela holds an M.Sc. in Entomology from the University of Illinois, an M. Sc. in Human Ecology from Harvard University, and a D.Sc. in Population Sciences/Vector Entomology from the Harvard School of Public Health.