Patrick Caron is the Chair of the United Nations High-level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and Vice President for International Relationships of the University of Montpellier.
He is the former Director of Research and Strategy at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). He specializes in family farming, agrarian and animal production systems, and territorial development and has coordinated numerous scientific projects in Brazil and Botswana. He has also been Director of Research of CIRAD’s Territories, Environment and People Department and Scientific Director of its Environment and Societies Department. Patrick Caron holds doctorates in veterinary science and geography.