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Lead Expert Group


The Lead Expert Group worked closely with the project team to ensure that the project included the most relevant evidence and its findings were of the highest technical and scientific standard.

Professor Charles Godfray CBE FRS - Chair

Hope Professor at Oxford University, Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, President of the British Ecological Society and Fellow of the Royal Society.

Professor Ian Crute CBE

Chief Scientist at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Ex-Director of Rothamsted Research and Chairman of the Sainsbury Laboratory Council.

Professor Lawrence Haddad

Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Professor of Development at the University of Sussex.

Dr David Lawrence

Ex-Head of Research and Development at Syngenta.

Professor Jules Pretty OBE

Professor of Environment & Society at the University of Essex.

Professor Sherman Robinson

Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex and on the Globalisation team at the Institute of Development Studies.

Dr Camilla Toulmin

Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Professor James Muir

University of Stirling

Previous Members

Professor Mike Gale FRS (Deceased)

Sadly Prof. Mike Gale passed away in July 2009. He had already made a valuable contribution to the Foresight Global Food and Farming project in his role on the Lead Expert Group and he will be greatly missed. He was Emeritus Fellow at the John Innes Centre, Professorial Fellow at the University of East Anglia, Member of the CGIAR Science Council and Fellow of the Royal Society.

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