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Anne-Marie Izac

Chair of the Independent Steering Committee of FTA

Anne-Marie Izac is an independent scientist who has led research programs at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and ICRAF before becoming the deputy director general for research at ICRAF and at CIRAD. She was the first CGIAR Consortium chief science officer until 2014. She also held the positions of CGIAR Consortium chief executive officer during the initial 18 months of the Consortium’s creation and of chief officer of the alliance created by the 15 CGIAR Centers, before the Consortium was created. Izac was a lead author in key reports such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (Nutrient chapter). She has been an advisor on sustainable agriculture to the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and served on the scientific board of various institutions, such as the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. Izac is an ecological economist who specializes in sustainable agriculture in developing countries. Her PhD is in environmental and natural resource economics (University of Western Australia) and she earned an MSc in ecology and an MA in environmental and natural resources economics (Washington State University). She is also a graduate of a French ‘Grande Ecole’ (HEC).

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