Strategic Planning for Climate-Smart Agriculture: How Can We Assess Synergies and Trade-Offs?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Douglas White is an expert in international conservation and development with training in natural resource and agricultural economics. Currently, Dr. White is a scientist and consultant at research4development&conservation, where he supports initiatives on national REDD+ policy analysis, Climate Smart Agriculture, and impact assessment of improved agricultural crops. Before that, Dr. White was a Senior Scientist at International Center for Tropical Agriculture – CIAT in Peru and Colombia where he led a spatial-economic feasibility analysis of reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) of the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon.
Dr. White’s skills range from project proposal development, project planning and management, data analysis and interpretation, training, policy development and communications. He publications in numerous scientific journals and successful funding proposals from the World Bank, BMZ Germany and the Global Environment Facility among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Agricultural Economics and International Development from University of Vermont and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College. Dr. White has extensive work experience with government and non-government organizations in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa.