Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II

Supporting agricultural development through biotechnology

Robert W. Herdt

Robert W. Herdt received his PhD at the University of Minnesota in Agricultural Economics after obtaining his undergraduate and Masters' degree at Cornell. He is currently Adjunct International Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell. For 17 years he was on the staff of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York as Program Director in charge of the Foundation's work on agriculture and most recently as Vice President responsible for the Foundation's budget and for oversight of its agricultural, health and overseas programs. He earlier served as Scientific Advisor to the CGIAR Secretariat at the World Bank in Washington from 1983 to 1986 and for 10 years before that was Economist at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Philippines. He is author or co-author of six books or monographs including The Rice Economy of Asia, with Randolph Barker. He advises the management team of ABSPII.