Gloria Maame Abena Otoo

Field Program Associate
Gloria Otoo

Gloria comes to Partners in Food Solutions with a passion for improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and enhancing their market opportunities. She spent five years working in international and community development, where she supported the implementation of various activities to support community development, cocoa farmer livelihoods, urban forestry, and biodiversification. “Over the years, I have realized that farmers often receive limited support, and their importance to the food value chain is overlooked. Increasing access to markets for smallholder farmers is one strategy that will look beyond commodity production and generate income for farmers, therefore enhancing their livelihoods,” said Gloria. “I joined the PFS family because I want to contribute to helping Africa achieve food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture development.” Gloria earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana, and a Masters of Philosophy in Natural Resources and Environmental Governance from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
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Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.