Clemens Breisinger

Clemens Breisinger is a Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, which he joined in 2006. His research, capacity building and policy advisory work in Africa, Asia and the Middle East covers a broad range of issues related to economic transformation and poverty reduction, food and nutrition security, climate change, conflict, and social protection. Together with his colleagues, Clemens produced more than 100 publications that are widely read and quoted by local and international media. Since 2011, Clemens has been leading IFPRI’s Middle East and North Africa team and is based in Cairo since 2016, from where he also leads IFPRI’s country strategy support program for Egypt. Both programs provide context specific policy solutions, innovative analytical tools and research-based public information and work closely with local institutions, such as the ministries of planning, social solidarity, agriculture; statistical agencies and universities; as well as with international organizations such as IFAD, FAO, USAID, and the World Bank. Clemens received his PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany in 2006.