Founding Scientific Committee

The COSA, from its inception has been deeply committed to ensuring the methods necessary in order to have scientific credibility for its work and findings.

COSA’s extensive networks are clearly one of its primary strengths. Its collaborations are global and include a number of Universities, Research Centers, GFAR, 3IE, and members of the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). In the realm of scientific or technical advice, COSA has benefited from the input of a number of individual scientists.

Michael Hiscox Harvard University Professor of Economics
Tanguy Bernard International Food Policy Research Institute Research Fellow
Bob Picciotto Kings College Director-General Evaluation World Bank (retired)
Larry Busch Lancaster University and Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Sociology and Director, Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards
Dagmar Mithöfer Rhine-Waal University Professor of Agribusiness
Alain de Janvry University of California at Berkeley Professor Agricultural Economics
Krislert Samphantharak University of California at San Diego Professor of Finance
Jaya Krishnakumar University of Geneva Professor of Econometrics
Jeremy Haggar University of Greenwich and The Natural Resources Institute Head of Agriculture, Health, Environment
Stephen Jaffee World Bank Lead Economist former Head Commodity Risk Management Group

* Members serve as voluntary advisors, their participation does not imply endorsement of the findings or of the institutions