Tracy Mitchell is an agricultural expert focused on building resilience and food security. She has more than 25 years of experience in international development, having served as Chief of Party and provided technical assistance to USAID- and USDA-funded economic growth and poverty-reduction development programs in Africa and the former Soviet Union.
Currently, Ms. Mitchell leads RTI’s resilience practice in the International Development Group’s Food Security and Agriculture division. She bolsters resilience programming in current projects, incorporates resilience in the design of new projects, and provides thought leadership that integrates resilience across RTI’s divisions.
Ms. Mitchell came to RTI in 2019 from DAI, where she helped develop the institutional architecture for resilience for the South Sudan Mission and supported programs in crop and livestock value chains. Prior to joining DAI, Tracy was the Chief of Party for a large USAID Food for Peace program in Karamoja, Uganda. Her background also includes positions and consulting roles with Mercy Corps and CNFA, as well as international and domestic work in economic growth, agricultural production and business development. Tracy started her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia and continues to live on her family farm in southwest Virginia when she’s not in Washington, D.C.