The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Joachim von Braun

Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University

Joachim von Braun is Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, and Professor for economic and technological change.  His research is on economic development, science and technology policy, poverty reduction, food and nutrition security, resource economics and trade. He is chair of the Bioeconomy Council of the Federal German Government; President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican; von Braun is member of German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech); and fellow of African Academy of Science and of American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He is co-chair of the Malabo-Montpellier Panel on Food Security and Agriculture in Africa; member of the Board of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Vice Chair of the Board of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Vice President of Welthungerhilfe, and was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 

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