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

Biography

Cocou Jaurès Amegnaglo

Cocou Jaurès Amegnaglo

Professor of Economics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Biography

Gracian Chimwaza

Gracian Chimwaza

Executive Director, Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa

Biography

Doubahan Adeline Coulibaly

Doubahan Adeline Coulibaly

Lecturer in Economics, University of Koudougou

Biography

Justin Flynn

Justin Flynn

Research Officer, Institute of Development Studies

Biography

Olawale Ismail

Olawale Ismail

Head of Research, International Alert

Biography

Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly

Science librarian, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota

Biography

Mohamed Porgo

Mohamed Porgo

Lecturer, University of Ouaga II

Biography

Windinkonte Seogo

Windinkonte Seogo

Lecturer, Polytechnic University Center of Kaya

Biography

Salimata Traore

Salimata Traore

Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Ouaga II

Biography

Pam Zahonogo

Pam Zahonogo

Professor of Economics at the University of Ouaga II

Biography

Reducing food loss

Tanya Stathers

Tanya Stathers

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

Biography

Jessica Ault

Jessica Ault

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

Biography

Alicia English

Alicia English

Applied economist and data scientist, UN FAO

Biography

Deirdre Holcroft

Deirdre Holcroft

Founder, Holcroft Postharvest Consulting

Biography

Lisa Kitanoja

Lisa Kitanoja

Founder, President, The Postharvest Education Foundation

Biography

Megan Kocher

Megan Kocher

Science Librarian, University of Minnesota

Biography

Brighton Mvumi

Brighton Mvumi

Lecturer and researcher, University of Zimbabwe

Biography

Oluwatoba James Omotilewa

Oluwatoba James Omotilewa

Economist, World Bank

Biography

Maximo Torero

Maximo Torero

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

Biography

Vibrant food systems

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Lead author, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Biography

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Biography

Ashley Celestin

Ashley Celestin

MPS candidate in International Agriculture and Rural Development, Cornell University

Biography

Alessandra Galie

Alessandra Galie

Senior Social Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute

Biography

Nasra Gathoni

Nasra Gathoni

Librarian, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aga Khan University

Biography

Guigonan Serge Adjognon

Guigonan Serge Adjognon

Agricultural Economist, The World Bank

Biography

Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon

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

Biography

Justice Tambo

Justice Tambo

Agricultural economist, Center for Agriculture and Bioscience International

Biography

Carolina Vargas Espinosa

Carolina Vargas Espinosa

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

Biography

Ayala Wineman

Ayala Wineman

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

Biography

Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University

Biography

Climate-resilient plants

Maricelis Acevedo

Maricelis Acevedo

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

Biography

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

Director, SDG Knowledge, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Biography

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

Biography

Sisi Meng

Sisi Meng

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

Biography

Kevin Pixley

Kevin Pixley

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

Biography

Jaron Porciello

Jaron Porciello

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

Biography

Hale Ann Tufan

Hale Ann Tufan

Project Manager, NEXTGEN Cassava Breeding Project, Cornell University

Biography

Nkulumo Zinyengere

Nkulumo Zinyengere

Climate Change Specialist, the World Bank

Biography

Livestock interventions

Isabelle Baltenwick

Isabelle Baltenwick

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

Biography

Michael Blummel

Michael Blummel

Senior Scientist and Team Leader for Feed Research, International Livestock Research Institute

Biography

Debbie Cherney

Debbie Cherney

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

Biography

Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Principal Livestock Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute

Biography

Erin Eldermire

Erin Eldermire

Head, Veterinary Library, Cornell University

Biography

Ricardo Labarta

Ricardo Labarta

Agricultural and environmental economist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Biography

Edda Tanga Lwoga

Edda Tanga Lwoga

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

Biography

James Rao

James Rao

Agricultural economist at the International Livestock Research Institute

Biography

Nils Teufel

Nils Teufel

Agricultural economist, International Livestock Research Institute

Biography

Steve Staal

Steve Staal

Economist, International Livestock Research Institute

Biography

Water-scarce solutions

Vincent Ricciardi

Vincent Ricciardi

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

Biography

Florian Diekmann

Florian Diekmann

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

Biography

Cecile Godde

Cecile Godde

Research Scientist, CSIRO

Biography

Meha Jain

Meha Jain

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

Biography

Ellen McCullough

Ellen McCullough

Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia

Biography

Zia Mehrabi

Zia Mehrabi

Research Associate, University of British Columbia

Biography

Nicola Randall

Nicola Randall

Director, Centre for Evidence Based Agriculture, Harper Adams University

Biography

Tim Schoepke

Tim Schoepke

Reference librarian, National Agricultural Library

Biography

Balsher Singh Sidhu

Balsher Singh Sidhu

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

Biography

Divya Solomon

Divya Solomon

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

Biography

Abdrahmane Wane

Abdrahmane Wane

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

Biography

Policies for sustainable practices

Valeria Piñeiro

Valeria Piñeiro

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

Biography

Joaquín Arias Segura

Joaquín Arias Segura

Specialist, Center of Strategic Analysis for Agriculture (CAESPA)

Biography

Jochen Dürr

Jochen Dürr

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

Biography

Pablo Elverdin

Pablo Elverdin

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

Biography

Ana María Ibáñez

Ana María Ibáñez

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

Biography

Alison Kinengyere

Alison Kinengyere

Makere University

Biography

Christian Morales-Opazo

Christian Morales-Opazo

Economist, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Biography

Nkechi S. Owoo

Nkechi S. Owoo

Senior Lecturer, Economics, University of Ghana

Biography

Jessica Page

Jessica Page

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

Biography

Steve Prager

Steve Prager

Senior Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Biography

Maximo Torero

Maximo Torero

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

Biography

Knowledge sharing

Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

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

Biography

Kojo Amanor

Kojo Amanor

Professor of Anthropology, University of Ghana

Biography

Alison Annet Kinengyere

Alison Annet Kinengyere

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

Biography

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel

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

Biography

Ephraim Nkonya

Ephraim Nkonya

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Biography

Xiuli Xu

Xiuli Xu

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

Biography

Lixia Tang

Lixia Tang

Professor, China Agricultural University

Biography

Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS,  the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the  International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)