The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Joachim Von Braun

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

Professor Joachim von Braun is the Director of The Center for Development Research (ZEF), at the University of Bonn.

He is an agricultural economist and holds a Doctoral degree from the University of Gӧttingen, Germany.

Professor von Braun was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC, U.S.A. 2002 to 2009. His research addresses international and development economics topics, incl. markets and trade; poverty; health and nutrition; agriculture, and science and technology. Professor von Braun is President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican and was President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), he is member of Academy of Science of North-Rhine Westphalia, German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences; he is Vice-President of the NGO “Welthungerhilfe” and Chair of the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government; among awards received by von Braun are a honorary Doctoral degree from University of Hohenheim, and the Bertebos Prize of the Swedish Academy of Agricultural Sciences for his research on food security, and the Justus von Liebig Prize for his research on international nutrition.

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