Mario Herrero, Ph.D.
The Sustainable Transformation of Food Systems
Prof. Mario Herrero is a professor of sustainable food systems and global change in the Department of Global Development, a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, and the university’s second Cornell Atkinson Scholar. He is a leading global expert in sustainable food systems, who joined Cornell this summer. Previously, he was chief research scientist of agriculture and food for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia.
A leading global expert in sustainable food systems, he is conducting research in the areas of sustainable agriculture, climate mitigation and adaptation, livestock systems, and healthy and sustainable food systems. Prof. Herrero serves on the editorial boards of prestigious journals such as The Lancet Planetary Health, Agricultural Systems, Global Food Security, Agriculture and Food Security, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, and has also been a guest editor for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). He is a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an associate fellow of the international affairs think tank Chatham House, and an honorary professor of agriculture and food innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia.