The partnerships & communications team

Neil Palmer

Head of Communications

Languages spoken:
English and Spanish
Favorite crop:
Brazil nut

As Head of Communications, Neil is responsible for the organization’s overall communications strategy, media engagement, and bringing the work of the Crop Trust to an ever-growing audience.

Neil studied economics and international relations before taking the pretty route into journalism, photojournalism and public relations. Since then he’s undertaken assignments in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, focusing on sustainable agriculture and rural development. He spent seven years working in communications at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia, and two years at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.