Ariana Constant

Director, Clinton Development Initiative

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Ariana Constant

Clinton Foundation

Director, Clinton Development Initiative

Ariana Constant is the Director of the Clinton Development Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation that works to create opportunities in agribusiness for farming cooperatives across Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ariana works to create partnership networks with governments, private sector, non-profits, cooperatives and civil society. Her work supports the sustainable development and resilience of community farming groups through impact-driven programs that encourage rural agricultural economic growth through trainings and brokering relationships between farming cooperatives and other actors along agricultural value chain.

Ariana served in the Peace Corps as an Agroforestry Extension Agent in Senegal for three years. In 2014, Ariana joined the Clinton Development Initiative. Ariana holds both a B.S. in Natural Resource Policy and Management and a Masters in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University. Since 2016, Ariana has served on the Board of Trees for the Future, a non-profit focused on ending poverty and hunger through revitalizing degraded landscapes in Africa. Ariana also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.