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The project is managed and implemented by Meridian Institute—a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions and implement solutions that improve lives, the economy, and the environment. Meridian has convened an Author Team to develop the report and established an Advisory Committee to guide the process, provide strategic advice, and offer technical input. We kindly thank the Global Alliance for the Future of Food for their support of the project.

We acknowledge the diverse experience, valuable contributions, and thoughtful input provided by the following authors and advisors:

Lead Authors

  • Richie Ahuja, Environmental Defense Fund (India)
  • M. Jimena Esquivel Sheik, Researcher, Environmental Assessments for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (Latin America)
  • Nelson Mango, Independent Expert (Kenya)
  • Meredith Niles, University of Vermont (USA)

Contributing Authors

  • Mil Duncan, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire (USA)
  • Martin Heller, Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan (USA)
  • Cristina Tirado, Institute of Environment and Sustainability, University of California at Los Angeles (USA)

Strategic Advisor

  • Sonja Vermeulen, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House (United Kingdom)

Advisory Committee

  • Kofi Boa, Director, Center for No-Till Agriculture (Ghana)
  • Timothy Griffin, Director, Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program, and Professor, Friedman School, Tufts University (USA)
  • Tony LaViña, Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, De La Salle College of Law, Philippine Judicial Academy (Philippines)
  • Alexander Müeller,  Study Leader, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgFood) (Germany)
  • Ruth Richardson, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food (Canada) 
  • Maria Sanz-Sánchez , Scientific Director, BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain)
  • Whendee Silver, Professor and Rudy Grah Chair, UC Berkeley (USA)
  • Pete Smith, Chair in Plant & Soil Science, University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Charlotte Streck, Co-founder and Director, Climate Focus  (USA)