Consultant, author and small farmer
Gunnar Rundgren has worked with most parts of the organic farmer sector – from farming to policy – since 1977. For many years he worked as a consultant for several United Nations agencies and development cooperation organizations including Sida and the World Bank. He became a World Board member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements 1998 and was the president 2000-2005. He has published several books (translated to five languages) about the major social and environmental challenges of our world, food and farming. Rundgren was awarded an honorary doctorate in science at the Uganda Martyrs University 2009, and was 2010 appointed member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. He has a small farm with vegetables, fruits, nuts and cattle.