Sanna-Liisa Taivalmaa is the Senior Gender Specialist in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, she was the Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Rural Development in Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. She has dealt with a variety of gender issues in agriculture, food security, rural development, and relief operations both at policy and field-level while working in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and a private consultant company. Sanna holds a Master’s degree in Agriculture and Forestry from the University of Helsinki. She has also studied tropical agriculture at the Universidad de Costa Rica and horticulture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.