Seth Shames

Innovations in Policy and Markets, EcoAgriculture

Seth Shames, Director of Innovations in Policy and Markets, leads EcoAgriculture’s analysis of policies and financial mechanisms to support integrated agricultural landscape management and directs EcoAgriculture’s policy advocacy work. His areas of work have included finance for integrated landscape management, climate-smart agriculture, payments for ecosystem services, the integration of agricultural issues into the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, environment and development policies in East Africa, eco-labelling of agricultural products and sustainable biofuels production. In addition to his work at EcoAgriculture Partners, Seth has studied agricultural land management systems in Ethiopia and Peru and organized Community Supported Agriculture groups in New York City. He holds a Masters of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA in Anthropology and