2009 Capitol Hill Forum
Advancing Agricultural Development and
Addressing the Global Food Crisis - Present and Future
March 3, 2009
Agriculture and Rural Development, Strategy and Policy Advisor, World Bank
Christopher Delgado is the Strategy and Policy Adviser for Agriculture and Rural Development of the World Bank. He also task manages the coordinating Secretariat for the Bank's Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP), which is presently channeling $1.4 billion to 40 countries. A former Peace Corps Volunteer (Chad), university researcher (Michigan) and teacher (Johns Hopkins Nitze SAIS), he came to the Bank in 2006 from nearly 27 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute, where he published extensively on food and agricultural policy. He has held posts in Puerto Rico, Burkina Faso, and Kenya, and also led research projects in a dozen other countries of West, East and Southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia. From 2003 until joining the Bank, he was a joint appointee (with IFPRI) of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, where he directed ILRI's Markets Theme.