Joachim Von Braun

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

Germany

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

Professor Joachim Von Braun is an economist, with a Doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He is Professor for Economic and Technological Change at the University of Bonn, President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, member of the Academy of Science of North-Rhine Westphalia, of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), of the National German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and of the African Academy of Sciences.

He is also the Vice-President of the NGO “Welthungerhilfe”, Co-Chair of the International Advisory Committee on Bioeconomy, and member of the Board of AGRA and of GAIN. He serves as Chair of the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.

Von Braun was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC, USA from 2002 to 2009. His research addresses international and development economics topics, including markets and trade, poverty, health and nutrition, agriculture, and science and technology.  He was President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE).

Among awards received by Joachim, are a honorary Doctoral degree from the 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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