The Commissioners

The Commissioners have been chosen as eminent scientists with international reputations, who have a good understanding of policy processes at the national, regional and global level. The Commissioners represent all major regions of the world and have a wide range of scientific backgrounds in agriculture, climate, ecology, economics, trade and nutrition/health. The Chair and Commissioners are honorary positions. All commissioners act in an independent, personal capacity, and do not represent their individual institutions.


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Sir John BeddingtonHigh-res  / video

Professor Sir John Beddington
United Kingdom
(Commission Chair) 

Mohamed Asaduzzaman
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Dr Mohammed Asaduzzaman
Research Director, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh
(Commission Vice-Chair)

Adrian Fernandez Bremauntz

Dr Adrian Fernández 
Advisor on Sustainability, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico

Dr. Megan Clark
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Dr Megan Clark FTSE, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia


 Marion Guillou
High-res / video (En) / video (Fr)

Dr Marion Guillou
President, Institut Scientifique de Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France

Molly Jahn
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Professor Molly Jahn
Laboratory of Genetics and Department of Agronomy and Special Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Sustainability Sciences, the University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA

 Lin Erda 

Professor Lin Erda
Director of the Research Centre of Agriculture and Climate Change, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Prof. Tekalign Mamo

Professor Tekalign Mamo
State Minister and Minister's Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia

Nguyen Van Bo

Dr. Nguyen Van Bo
President, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science, Vietnam

 Carlos Nombre


Dr. Carlos A Nobre
National Secretary, Secretariat of Policies and Programs in Research and Development, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil

Bob Scholes
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Professor Bob Scholes
Fellow, Natural Resources and the Environment,  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Rita Sharma

Dr Rita Sharma
Secretary, National Advisory Council (Prime Minister's Office), India


Judi Wakhungu
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Professor Judi Wakhungu
Executive Director, African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya