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Zeigler new executive director of Global Harvest Initiative

Margaret Zeigler
Margaret Zeigler
The Global Harvest Initiative, a collaboration among DuPont, Elanco, IBM, John Deere and Monsanto on global food security, has hired Margaret Zeigler as its new executive director.

Zeigler has been deputy director of the Congressional Hunger Center, where she has worked on global food security issues and designed and implementd the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program in 2001.

Through the U.S. Insitute of Peace, Zeigler has researched coordination of humanitarian nongovernmental organizations and the military in Bosnia, and provided regular humanitarian training for the Southern Command of the U.S. military and Latin American military units during peacekeeping exercises from 1999 through 2001.

Zeigler holds doctoral and master of arts degrees in geography and international development from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an adjunct faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University from 1996 through 2006. She received a bachelor of arts in psychology from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.

The Global Harvest Initiative encourages increases in agricultural productivity, mostly through modern technology.