Prof. Joachim von Braun

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

Prof. Joachim von Braun is an agricultural economist from Germany. He is Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, and Professor for economic and technological change. von Braun’s main research areas are in economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, food and nutrition security, science and technology policy. He is President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican, member of the Board of AGRA; He is co-chair of the Malabo-Montpellier Panel on Food and Agriculture Policy in Africa, Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences; chair of the Bioeconomy Council of the Federal German Government; Vice-President of the NGO “Welthungerhilfe” (WHH). He was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC, U.S.A. from 2002 to 2009.