About Land O'Lakes
International
Development

An agribusiness meets international development

Since 1981, Land O’Lakes International Development has applied an integrated approach to international economic development that capitalizes on Land O'Lakes, Inc.'s nearly 100 years as a leading farm-to-market agribusiness. We use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty. We believe in the value of people and ensuring our work is rooted in honesty, integrity and respect.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. Since our inception, we have implemented nearly 300 programs and training initiatives in over 80 countries, which have enabled farmers and agribusinesses to become more profitable and to leverage economies of scale through well-functioning cooperatives and producer groups.

Funded primarily by USAID and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), our programs not only improve production and food security for small farming operations, but they foster innovation, market linkages, and strengthen the private sector. Ultimately, they make small and growing enterprises in developing countries more attractive for investment, and build consumer demand for agricultural products produced by smallholders. 

We work in six key practice areas:
We also have three cross cutting issues: 
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We invite experienced applicants with backgrounds in agriculture or international development to become part of our diverse team of employee and volunteer professionals who support our work in the U.S. and abroad. Come explore a wide range of exciting opportunities – from short-term consultancies to long-term positions to a variety of volunteer possibilities – that promise to challenge and reward you.