Shawn McGuire

Agricultural Officer (Seed Security), FAO

Dr. Shawn McGuire works to support seed systems for smallholder farmers, particularly in high-stress contexts. Along with L. Sperling he has helped establish Seed Systems Security Assessments (SSSAs) as a rapid tool for understanding seed systems constraints and for designing effective responses. After 15 years as a Senior Lecturer in International Development (University of East Anglia, UK), in 2016 he joined FAO in Rome, and leads their work on Seed Security. He has authored 30 articles or book chapters.