Bill Scott is an agricultural economist with a broad background in international and domestic agribusiness consulting as well as natural resource and land use planning. Before joining Agland, Mr. Scott worked with several private consulting firms including Elliot Berg Associates and Louis Berger International. He also worked for the California Coastal Commission on agricultural land use issues.
Mr. Scott has prepared financial feasibility studies for many types of agribusiness projects including a pineapple marketing project, fresh asparagus project, honeydew melon packing plant, packing and controlled atmosphere storage facility for apples, and joint venture between a U.S. marketing organization and a Mexican cut flower producer. He has analyzed markets for a broad range of agricultural products in both U.S. and foreign markets.
Mr. Scott served as the Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Romania Agribusiness Development Activity and was the principal author of studies on the production and marketing of coffee in Tanzania and Cameroon. Most recently, Mr. Scott was the project manager of a Millennium Challenge Corporation project in Cape Verde.
Mr. Scott holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Stanford University’s Food Research Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford as well and studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. Mr. Scott is fluent in French.