C. Ford Runge is the distinguished McKnight University professor of applied economics and law at the University of Minnesota, where he also holds appointments in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Department of Forest Resources.
Dr. C. S. Prakash teaches biotechnology and plant biology courses, and oversees the research on food crops of importance to developing countries and training of scientists and students in plant biotechnology at Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA.
Dennis vanEngelsdorp is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony collapse disorder -- the alarming, worldwide disappearance of worker bees and Western honey bees.
Eleni Gabre-Madhin is working to build Ethiopia's first commodities market. Re-establishing the profit motive for farmers, she believes, could help turn the world's largest recipient of food aid into a regional food basket.
Jason Clay is a WWF vice-president who works with big corporations to transform the global markets they operate in, so we can produce more with less land, less water and less pollution.
Ken Ash manages a comprehensive programme of economic and policy research and analysis relating to the domestic and international performance of trade, agriculture, food, and fisheries policies.
In secondary school Ms Fresco became interested in questions of development and inequity, and decided to study tropical agriculture and extension, an unusual choice given her family background (her father was a classical scholar and philosopher).
At Stanford, Mark Z. Jacobson uses numerical models to study the effects of energy systems and vehicles on climate and air pollution, and to analyze renewable energy resources.
Robert Berendes is head of business development at Syngenta Global, a world-leading agricultural business committed to sustainable agriculture and crop protection.
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