Federica Volpe federicav@foodfordevelopment.com

Patricia Caporaso patriciac@foodfordevelopment.com

Our Team

Federica brings FfD's clients deep experience in food security (both rural and urban applications) and sustainable development. Born in Venice, Italy, Federica has traveled globally and been an integral team member in economic development in Europe and Latin America. Multi-lingual she speaks English, Italian and Spanish. She holds a BA from the University of Trieste, and Masters degrees from the University of Florence and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service focusing on Sustainable Development in Latin America.  She has worked in food security and economic development for the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and with Ashoka in the Rural Innovation and Farming team. There, she focused on the synergies between social entrepreneurship and food security by helping the launch of the new company vision on food and nutrition security, “Nutrients for All” (NFA). After obtaining her degree, Federica has also worked as a freelance consultant in urban sustainability and gender promotion in agriculture. 

Patricia has 20 years of demonstrated international leadership in integrating science, research, marketing and sales in the production and nutrition side of agri-business sectors in Latin America, EMEA and North America.  Multi-lingual leader (Spanish, Portuguese, French, English) she has led large international sales and marketing organizations working in cross-culture markets and environments. Patricia's experience in animal nutrition, animal production, and agronomy has been complemented with her experience in food security, small-scale sustainable farming and rural food development. She holds an advanced degree in Agronomic Engineering with a specialization in animal production from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University focusing on political economy in Latin America. A published author with more than 40 articles on animal and food production, her deep experience transcends development/aid strategic visioning, local community activism and many successful joint ventures with various influencer communities.