Hans Herren

Hans Herren

Farmer & Entomologist, Switzerland


Future Food Systems

Hans Herren was appointed president of the Millennium Institute in May 2005. Prior to this, he was director-general of the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya. He also served as director of the Africa Biological Control Centre of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Benin. At IITA, he conceived and implemented the highly successful biological control program that saved the African cassava crop and averted Africa’s worst-ever food crisis.

Over the years, Hans has moved his interests toward integrated sustainable development, in particular, linking environmental, plant, animal, and human health issues.

Hans earned his Ph.D. at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and holds numerous awards that recognize his distinguished and continued achievements in original research including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and the World Food Prize, the highest award given to an individual for advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

This is talk his from the first MAD Symposium in 2011, Planting Thoughts.

 

 

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