Brian Caouette

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Brian Caouette

2010 Global Fellow
Founder of Farm Builders

Brian Caouette 2010 Global Fellow

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Reduce poverty and transform Liberia’s rural communities by providing smallholder tree crop farmers with management services and access to long-term investment capital.


Brian Caouette is President of Farm Builders, a social enterprise providing integrated finance and management services to smallholder tree crop farmers in West Africa. Prior to Farm Builders, Brian led biomass supply acquisition, replanting and renewability, and public-private-partnership development for Buchanan Renewables, a clean energy company based in Liberia. Brian has also advised and helped secure financing for several international infrastructure projects, including the $5.2b Panama Canal expansion project. Brian was a Peace Corps volunteer (Republic of Panama) and holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA/ID) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As of 2017, Brian Caouette is the co-Founder and CEO of OnFrontiers. 

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