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Arielle Moinester

Arielle Moinester

Program Director

Arielle is an international agricultural development professional and entrepreneur. Previously based in Africa and then in Asia, she has designed and managed agricultural and small enterprise development projects with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) since 2008. Now from her home base in Northern California, Arielle works with triple bottom line food companies to build resilient producer relationships and is a CRS Regional Technical Advisor for Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia. Arielle began collaborating with WEA in 2009 and was instrumental in launching WEA’s India Women and Food Sovereignty Initiative. Arielle co-founded Hands of Mothers, an NGO building women’s micro-enterprises globally and is co-owner of the raw juice company Earthjuice. Arielle is a founding Advisory Board Member of Ag Innovation Development Group, a Development Impact Lab (DIL) Practitioner in Residence at UC Berkeley, Kiva Zip Agriculture Ambassador, and a 2014 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy. Arielle earned her M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics and an M.S. in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis.