Brent Simpson

Brent M. Simpson is an Associate Professor in International Development, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.  Over the past 30 years he has worked in over twenty-five countries, primarily in Africa. He is the former Program Leader for Technology Transfer and Systems Development with the Africa Rice, former Convener of the Rural Policy and Project Planning Program, Institute of Social Studies, in The Hague, and has carried out advisory work with the CGIAR centers, FAO, MCC, USAID, World Bank and others. He has served as the Deputy Director of the MEAS Project, and Coordinator of the MEAS research program, and currently is a Senior Agricultural Officer in the Investment Center of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.