Luc Christiaensen is a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER whose research focuses on the fields of poverty and well-being, agriculture, and rural development. Before joining UNU-WIDER, he worked for the Africa and East Asia Region of the World Bank. Some of his recent publications include “Revisiting the Global Food Architecture. Lessons from the 2008 Food Crisis” (2009) and “Down to Earth: Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Africa” (2007). He has a PhD in agricultural economics from Cornell University.