Joachim von Braun

Herausgeber der Zeitschrift "Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture"

oachim von Braun, a native of Germany, joined the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as its director general in September 2002. Prior to that, he was director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), which he helped to found in 1997, at the University of Bonn, Germany. Joachim headed the Department of Economics and Technical Change and was a professor in the Institute for Agricultural Policy. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Before his position in Bonn, he held the Chair for Food Economics at the University of Kiel, Germany. His association with IFPRI includes seven years as a research fellow and three years as director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division. Joachim has worked in developing countries for many years and is known for his work on food security and mitigating and preventing famines. He has published widely in his various areas of expertise, including food trade and market reforms, the economics of bio-diversity and biotechnology in low-income countries and the relationship of development to governance, information and communications, and employment. Joachim was the president of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) for 2000-2003