Montague Yudelman has been involved in international agricultural development for close to 50 years. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he has also been a Senior Fellow at the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in Washington. He was on the staff of the Rockefeller Foundation during the gestation of their international agricultural research program, and later Director of Agriculture and Rural Development at the World Bank. He has taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan and served as Vice President of the OECD Development Center. He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Population Reference Bureau and serves on the Board of The Vetiver Network, among other organizations. He has published widely in the field of agricultural development, food production, and pest management, including the 1964 standard, Africans on the Land, and the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2020 Vision Discussion Paper (32) on Integrated Nutrient Management, Soil Fertility, and Sustainable Agriculture: Current Issues and Future Challenges (with Peter Gruhn and Francesco Goletti). Yudelman, a U.S. citizen, is from South Africa, and has a doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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