Keith Wiebe

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Keith Wiebe is a Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where he leads a research program on Global Futures and Strategic Foresight. Prior to joining IFPRI in October 2013, he was Deputy Director of the Agricultural Development Economics Division of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, where he managed a program of economic research and policy analysis for food security and sustainable development, and helped coordinate preparation of FAO’s annual flagship reports on the State of Food and Agriculture and the State of Food Insecurity in the World. Previously he served as Deputy Director of the Resource and Rural Economics Division of the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service in Washington, DC.His areas of particular interest include land tenure, natural resource use and conservation, agricultural productivity and food security. Mr. Wiebe received his B.A. in Economics from Carleton College, and his M.A. and PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.