Minster for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia


vonBraunProf. Dr Dr hc Joachim von Braun is Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), and Professor for Economic and Technological Change at University of Bonn, Germany. His research addresses international development economics topics, economics of natural resources, poverty, science and technology, food policy and trade. Joachim von Braun was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC, USA from 2002 to 2009. Between 2000 and 2003 he was President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). He serves on various international, UN, and European advisory councils, and is member of the International Policy Council (IPC). Joachim von Braun is member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, the Academy of Science of North-Rhine Westphalia, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He received a honorary Doctoral degree from University of Hohenheim, and the Bertebos Prize of the Swedish Academy of Agricultural Sciences 2009 and the Justus von Liebig Prize of the Fiat Panis foundation 2011 for his research on world food security.

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