Dr. Jintana Kawasaki was educated in Thailand and Japan. She holds a Ph.D. in International Bio-Business from Tokyo University of Agriculture, during which she studied the sustainability of organic vegetable farming in comparison with other production systems in Thailand. She also holds a M.Sc in Agricultural Economics in the School of Economics from Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand). Before joining the United Nations University Institute for Sustainabiltiy and Peace (UNU-ISP) in 2009, she was a lecturer at Kasetsart University and Khon Kaen University’s Department of Agriculturalk Economics. At UNU-ISP she has focused her research on the impact of climate change on rice yields, and an economic assessment of its impacts in Thailand.