Research teams

Ceres2030 Research team meeting, Rome, UN FAO, June 2019. Photo: Trevor Butterworth

Over 70 researchers—economists, crop breeders, information specialists, and scientists—from 23 countries have volunteered to work on eight evidence syntheses, covering critical questions that need to be answered if we are to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of “Zero Hunger” by 2030. To find out more about these questions, click on the team page.

Employment for the future

Eugenie Maiga

Eugenie Maiga

Lead author, Associate Professor, Norbert Zongo University

Cocou Jaurès Amegnaglo

Cocou Jaurès Amegnaglo

Professor of Economics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Gracian Chimwaza

Gracian Chimwaza

Executive Director, Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa

Doubahan Adeline Coulibaly

Doubahan Adeline Coulibaly

Lecturer in Economics, University of Koudougou

Justin Flynn

Justin Flynn

Research Officer, Institute of Development Studies

Olawale Ismail

Olawale Ismail

Head of Research, International Alert

Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly

Science librarian, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota

Mohamed Porgo

Mohamed Porgo

Lecturer, University of Ouaga II

Windinkonte Seogo

Windinkonte Seogo

Lecturer, Polytechnic University Center of Kaya

Salimata Traore

Salimata Traore

Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Ouaga II

Pam Zahonogo

Pam Zahonogo

Professor of Economics at the University of Ouaga II

Reducing food loss

Tanya Stathers

Tanya Stathers

Lead author, Associate Professor, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

Jessica Ault

Jessica Ault

Metadata librarian, Food Safety and Research Information Office, National Agricultural Library

Alicia English

Alicia English

Applied economist and data scientist, UN FAO

Deirdre Holcroft

Deirdre Holcroft

Founder, Holcroft Postharvest Consulting

Lisa Kitanoja

Lisa Kitanoja

Founder, President, The Postharvest Education Foundation

Megan Kocher

Megan Kocher

Science Librarian, University of Minnesota

Brighton Mvumi

Brighton Mvumi

Lecturer and researcher, University of Zimbabwe

Oluwatoba James Omotilewa

Oluwatoba James Omotilewa

Economist, World Bank

Maximo Torero

Maximo Torero

Assistant Director General, Economic and Social Development Department, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Vibrant food systems

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Lead author, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Ashley Celestin

Ashley Celestin

MPS candidate in International Agriculture and Rural Development, Cornell University

Alessandra Galie

Alessandra Galie

Senior Social Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute

Nasra Gathoni

Nasra Gathoni

Librarian, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aga Khan University

Guigonan Serge Adjognon

Guigonan Serge Adjognon

Agricultural Economist, The World Bank

Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon

Professor of Development Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University.

Justice Tambo

Justice Tambo

Agricultural economist, Center for Agriculture and Bioscience International

Carolina Vargas Espinosa

Carolina Vargas Espinosa

Ph.D. student, Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics Department, Michigan State University

Ayala Wineman

Ayala Wineman

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University

Climate-resilient plants

Maricelis Acevedo

Maricelis Acevedo

Lead author, Associate Director, Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat Project, Cornell University

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Karen Cichy

Karen Cichy

Research Plant Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service.

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Health Sciences and Evidence Synthesis Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University

Krista Isaacs

Krista Isaacs

Assistant Professor of International Seed Systems. Michigan State University

Sisi Meng

Sisi Meng

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Keough School of Global Affairs, Notre Dame

Kevin Pixley

Kevin Pixley

Director, Genetic Resources Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Jaron Porciello

Jaron Porciello

Co-director Ceres2030, information scientist, David R. Atkinson Center for Sustainable Development, Cornell University.

Hale Ann Tufan

Hale Ann Tufan

Project Manager, NEXTGEN Cassava Breeding Project, Cornell University

Nkulumo Zinyengere

Nkulumo Zinyengere

Climate Change Specialist, the World Bank

Livestock feed solutions

Isabelle Baltenwick

Isabelle Baltenwick

Lead author, Program Leader, Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods Program, International Livestock Research Institute

Debbie Cherney

Debbie Cherney

Professor, Forage Utilization, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University

Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Principal Livestock Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute

Erin Eldermire

Erin Eldermire

Head, Veterinary Library, Cornell University

Ricardo Labarta

Ricardo Labarta

Agricultural and environmental economist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Edda Tanga Lwoga

Edda Tanga Lwoga

Deputy Rector, Associate Professor Information Science College of Business Education (CBE), Tanzania

James Rao

James Rao

Agricultural economist at the International Livestock Research Institute

Nils Teufel

Nils Teufel

Agricultural economist, International Livestock Research Institute

Steve Staal

Steve Staal

Economist, International Livestock Research Institute

Water-scarce solutions

Vincent Ricciardi

Vincent Ricciardi

Lead author, Ph.D. candidate in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, UBC

Florian Diekmann

Florian Diekmann

Head, Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Library, The Ohio State University

Cecile Godde

Cecile Godde

Research Scientist, CSIRO

Meha Jain

Meha Jain

Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

Ellen McCullough

Ellen McCullough

Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia

Zia Mehrabi

Zia Mehrabi

Research Associate, University of British Columbia

Nicola Randall

Nicola Randall

Director, Centre for Evidence Based Agriculture, Harper Adams University

Tim Schoepke

Tim Schoepke

Reference librarian, National Agricultural Library

Balsher Singh Sidhu

Balsher Singh Sidhu

Ph.D. candidate, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, UBC

Divya Solomon

Divya Solomon

Ph.D. candidate, Resource, Policy, and Behavior, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Abdrahmane Wane

Abdrahmane Wane

Senior Development Economist, Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, Kenya

Policies for sustainable practices

Valeria Piñeiro

Valeria Piñeiro

Lead author, Senior Research Coordinator, International Food and Policy Research Institute

Joaquín Arias Segura

Joaquín Arias Segura

Specialist, Center of Strategic Analysis for Agriculture (CAESPA)

Jochen Dürr

Jochen Dürr

Senior Researcher, University of Bonn’s Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Pablo Elverdin

Pablo Elverdin

Strategy and Content Coordinator, Group of Producing Countries of the Southern Cone

Ana María Ibáñez

Ana María Ibáñez

Professor, School of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; Principal Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank

Alison Kinengyere

Alison Kinengyere

Makere University

Christian Morales-Opazo

Christian Morales-Opazo

Economist, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Nkechi S. Owoo

Nkechi S. Owoo

Senior Lecturer, Economics, University of Ghana

Jessica Page

Jessica Page

Librarian, Veterinary Medicine, Food, Animal and Environment Sciences, Ohio State University

Steve Prager

Steve Prager

Senior Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Maximo Torero

Maximo Torero

Assistant Director General, Economic and Social Development Department, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Farmer’s organizations

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

Lead author, Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Kojo Amanor

Kojo Amanor

Professor of Anthropology, University of Ghana

Muthu Karthikeyan

Muthu Karthikeyan

Associate Professor, Institute of Cooperatives & Development Studies, Ambo University, Ethiopia

Alison Annet Kinengyere

Alison Annet Kinengyere

Head, Sir Albert Cook Medical Library, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Health Sciences and Evidence Synthesis Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University

Ephraim Nkonya

Ephraim Nkonya

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Chinwe Ifejika Speranza

Chinwe Ifejika Speranza

Professor, Geography and Sustainable Development, University of Berne

Lixia Tang

Lixia Tang

Professor, China Agricultural University

Xiuli Xu

Xiuli Xu

Lead author, Professor of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University