Zachary Baquet

Knowledge Management Specialist
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Zachary Baquet serves as Knowledge Management Specialist for USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) where he works on expanding knowledge sharing and learning activities. These include overseeing the Feed the Future (FTF) - Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) Project. Through FTF-KDAD, Baquet directs the development of BFS’s technical resource website Agrilinks ( as well as the activities that feed into it such as the Ag Sector Council Seminar Series, #AskAg Twitter Chats, and AgExchange online forums. Prior to joining BFS in 2010, he was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow in USAID’s Office of Agriculture (2008-2010). In the Office of Agriculture, he worked on food security, the integration of climate change and natural resources management into agriculture programming, and knowledge management issues. Baquet has an undergraduate degree in Physics and Astronomy and received his Ph.D. in molecular biology. Baquet has published articles on the development of the mammalian nervous system and models of Huntington’s disease to knowledge management case study on facilitating discussions on integrating climate change into agricultural programming.

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