Lim Li Ching
is a leading NGO researcher with expertise on sustainable agriculture, biotechnology and biosafety who served as regional lead author of the International Assessment on Agricultural Science, Technology and Knowledge for Development (IAASTD). She has a B.Sc. in Ecology and an M.Phil. in Development Studies. She is currently a Senior Researcher at Third World Network (TWN), an international NGO based in Malaysia, and coordinates its Biosafety and Sustainable Agriculture Programmes. She was a lead author of the East and South Asia and the Pacific sub-global report of the IAASTD, and has contributed to various international publications on sustainable agriculture (e.g. by UNESCAP, UNEP, UNCTAD). She was an advisor to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012. She is co-editor of Biosafety First: Holistic Approaches to Risk and Uncertainty in Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms (Tapir Academic Press, 2007), and Climate Change and Food Systems Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa (FAO, 2011).