Georgina Saunders has worked in agricultural development in Southern Africa since 2006. She has experience in working with wide range of stakeholders and has developed a strong awareness of the changing context of agricultural development in Malawi. She has experience in a range of key sectors, including, value chain analysis and market development, inclusive agri-business, climate impact, rural development, and sustainable land use practises.

Georgina has a specialisation in market analysis and development and has completed studies for a range of clients and various crops and commodities. Georgina has been closely involved in the evolution of traditional value chain analysis strategies to a market systems approach. She completed a full market analysis and strategy for the pigeon pea and rice markets in Malawi as part of the Business Innovation Facility team. Georgina wrote a market development strategy for GIZ as part of the inception period for the development of a proposal to the EU for GIZ actions in the new focal area of ‘Private Sector Development in Rural Areas’. Georgina completed the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Value Chain Analysis for TetraTec/USAID. This involved market assessment, through a climate lens of maize, soy, pigeon pea, groundnut, cow pea and sorghum, looking at how farmers and processors could adapt their activities to work within value chains that are changing in their characteristics due to the impact of climate change.