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Joyce Turk is Senior Livestock Advisor at the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Science and Technology, Office of Agriculture, where she develops, supervises and evaluates global livestock production, health, and research programs, and manages multidisciplinary teams of scientific researchers in the United States and developing countries. She also advises developing country governments on strategies for livestock production, health, and marketing, and conducts policy analyses on livestock marketing issues. She joined USAID in 1980 following her service as a livestock advisor in the US Peace Corps, Philippine Islands. She enjoyed three years in the former Sudan overseeing a multilaterally funded agricultural research project that built livestock research stations and trained staff in North and South Kordofan and Darfur states. Ms. Turk has been the primary organizer and chair of the Inter Agency Donor Livestock Group comprised of livestock representatives from the EU, BRIC, Japanese, and Australian governments, and the domestic Global Livestock Discussion Group which meets periodically to promote communication and networking among organizations that support international livestock development. She also represents the US Government at European Union, United Nations, and other international venues. Ms. Turk attained a BS in Animal Science from The Ohio State University and an MS in Animal Science (ruminant nutrition) from Cornell University. She has been a multi-year recipient of USAID Meritorious Performance Awards.