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.