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Renske Lynde (USA)

Renske Lynde has worked in the non-profit sector on food, agriculture and nutrition policy and issues for more than 20 years and is an active investor, philanthropist and advocate for a healthy and resilient food system. She currently holds positions at early-stage venture capital firm, 1st Course Capita, and non-profit accelerator Food System 6.

Lynde began her career in Minnesota, USA at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, advocating in global trade arenas on behalf of smallholder farmers and sustainable producers. She then went on to build direct markets for Pennsylvania farmers as part of a national market-building effort called Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Lynde subsequently directed advocacy, policy and research for the San Francisco Food Bank, working on improvements to the United States’ federal food stamp and school lunch programs. 

Lynde holds a Bachelor of Political Science and Psychology from Boston University and a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley.

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