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COUNCIL MEMBERS

The ISPC is a standing panel of eminent scientific experts appointed by the CGIAR Fund Council. As of May 2014, the ISPC consists of the Chair and six Members (five Members and the ex officio Chair of SPIA). Additional Panel Members will be appointed at the discretion of the ISPC Chair to the Council at large to increase specific expertise. The Council also employs expert peer reviewers in much of its work. We hold two face-to-face meetings annually, making decisions in open sessions.

Maggie Gill
ISPC Chair
Professor of Integrated Land Use, School of Biological Science, University of Aberdeen, UK.Read more
Douglas Gollin
SPIA CHAIR
Chair of the ISPC's Standing Panel on Impact Assessment. Professor of Development Economics, Department of International Development, Oxford University, UK. Read more
Nighisty Ghezae
Council Member
Director, International Foundation for Science, SwedenRead more
Holger Meinke
Council Member
Head, School of Land and Food; Director, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), University of Tasmania, AustraliaRead more
Rodomiro Ortiz
Council Member
Faculty (Chair) Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SwedenRead more
Prabhu Pingali
Council Member
Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USARead more
Jennifer Thomson
Council Member
Emeritus Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, South AfricaRead more
Thomas Tomich
Council Member
Professor and Director, Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), University of California - Davis, USA. Read more
Patrick Webb
Council Member
Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USARead more
SECRETARIAT STAFF

The ISPC Secretariat, based at FAO in Rome, provides technical and administrative support to the ISPC, implementing its decisions and following up with all related technical activities.

Leslie Lipper
Executive Director
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Rachid Serraj
Senior Agricultural Research Officer
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Jeroen Dijkman
Senior Agricultural Research Officer
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Nancy Johnson
Senior Agricultural Research Officer
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James Stevenson
Agricultural Research Officer
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Preet Lidder
Agricultural Research Officer
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Lakshmi Krishnan
Agricultural Research Officer
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Ira Vater
Programme Officer
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Muriel Pougheon
Administrative Coordinator
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Mae Maghirang
Budget and Finance Specialist
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NEWS

ISPC MEETINGS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

Following SF 2016, the ISPC conducted an evaluation of the Forum to assist in planning and modeling future events more successfully. An online participant survey was carried out and citation analyses were done for the papers published in the special issues after the previous three SFs.