Hans Herren

is a World Food Prize (1995) and Right Livelihood Award (2013) Laureate, and has managed international agriculture and bio-science research organizations, as well as playing a leading role in global scientific assessments and policy processes. Over several decades he has been involved in successful research and development projects in holistic, integrated and sustainable agriculture and food systems. Has has been President and CEO since May 2005 of the Millennium Institute USA; Chief Executive and Director General, 1994 – 2004 of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Kenya; Director Biological Control Program and Director Plant Health Management Division 1979 to 1994 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nigeria; Coordinator of the Agriculture chapter of the UNEP Green Economy Report , 2011 and of the UNEP Report on the Ecological Bases of Food Security, 2012; Co-Chair of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), 2003-2009. Laureate of Right Livelihood Award 2013, World Food Prize 1995, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2003 and Foreign Associate in US National Academy of Sciences in 1999, Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences since 2005.