11 - 13 November 2025 | Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Derek Byerlee

FSE Visiting Scholar

Freeman Spoli Institute for International Studies, Stanford, United States

Dr Derek Byerlee is an internationally recognized agricultural economist who specializes in agricultural development and food security. He has held senior positions at Michigan State University, USA, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico and South Asia, and in the World Bank where he was the lead author of the 2008 World Development Report on food and agriculture. He currently holds appointments with Stanford University and Georgetown University working on agribusiness, land use, and food security. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Global Food Security journal and Chairs the Technical Advisory Committee, Global Agricultural and Food Security Program.