Patrick Caron CGIAR, France

Patrick Caron

Building upon education in veterinary sciences (doctorate), nutrition (MSc), human health (MSc) and development geography (PhD and HDR), Patrick Caron is a specialist of food systems and territorial dynamics, with specific focus on controversy analysis and multi-scale governance.

He is Director of the Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions, Chair of Agropolis International, and Vice-Chair of the CGIAR System Board.

He joined CIRAD in 1988 where he has been Director-General for research and strategy from 2010 to 2016.

He has organized and chaired many international scientific events. He is a member of the French Academies of Technology and of Agriculture and Food.

He was the Chair of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) from November 2015 to October 2019. He has been Vice President for International Affairs of the University of Montpellier from January 2019 to March 2023.

He is a member of many institutional and inter-institutional bodies. He has been a member of the Scientific Group of the 2021 UN Food System Summit.

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