within Zeneca Specialties in Manchester. He returned to Jealott’s Hill in 1999 as sector leader for insect and fungal control. Within Syngenta he has previously been head of R&T projects, head of discovery, head of strategy and technology, and head of external partnerships.
DEREK BYERLEE is the chair of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and a consultant and adviser to a number of international organizations. Formerly he was rural strategy adviser for the World Bank and co-director of the 2008 World Development Report: Agriculture for Development. Before joining the Bank, he was director of economics at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and associate professor at Michigan State University. For most of his career he worked in several postings in Africa, Latin America and Asia conducting field research on agricultural technological change and food policy. He has published widely in several fields of agricultural development.
JUDE CAPPER is an Assistant Professor of Dairy Sciences in the Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University. She undertook her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harper Adams University College (UK) where her post-graduate research focused on the relationship between ruminant nutrition and neonatal behavior. Following a two-year lectureship in Animal Biology at the University of Worcester (UK), her post-doctoral research at Cornell focused on two areas: ruminant lipid metabolism, and modeling the environmental impact of dairy production. At Cornell, Jude worked with Prof. Dale Bauman to develop a deterministic model of the environmental impact of dairy production, based on the NRC (2001) nutrient requirements for dairy cows. At WSU, her program focuses on quantifying the environmental impact of dairy and beef production systems, identifying the factors that contribute to mitigating resource use and greenhouse gas emissions and communicating the results to producers, consumer and policy-makers. Current projects include comparisons of the historical and modern US beef industry; evaluation of the effect of dairy breed on the environmental impact of cheese production; and quantifying the impact of performance-enhancing technologies on resource use and greenhouse gas emissions from beef production.
JASON CLAY (Committee Member) is Senior Vice-President of Market Transformation in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Over the course of his career Jason Clay has worked on a family farm, taught at Harvard and Yale, worked in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and spent more than twenty-five years working with human rights and environmental organizations. In 1988, Clay invented Rainforest Marketing, one of the first fair-trade ecolabels in the United States, and helped create Rainforest Crunch. From 1999-2003, Clay co-directed a consortium with WWF, World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and National Aquaculture Centres of Asia/Pacific to identify better management practices for shrimp. He has convened multi-stakeholder roundtables to reduce the impacts of producing salmon, soy, sugarcane, cotton and palm oil. Clay leads WWF’s efforts to work with private sector companies to improve their supply chain management, particularly ingredient sourcing and carbon and water neutrality. Clay is the author of 15 books (most recently, World Aquaculture and the Environment (in press), Exploring the Links between International Business and Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of