CIRAD, President High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) for Food Security and Nutrition
Patrick Caron is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of the HLPE. He was also until recently (2010-2016) the Director of CIRAD, that he joined in 1988. He is a veterinary doctor and a researcher in geography and his works relate to the analysis of the role of agriculture and livestock in rural transformations. He specially looks at the trans-scales combination of processes and actions (from household to international levels) which underpin changes at the territorial level, and, in return, at the capacity of territory to play a regulatory function. He is also a member of many institutional and inter institutional bodies, e.g. he is chairing the Scientific Council of AgroParisTech.