U.S. Fulbright Scholar Speaks at FAO Workshop
U.S. Fulbright Scholar Dr. Jacinto F. Fabiosa was featured speaker at a regional workshop on “Expansion in Biofuel and Soaring Food Prices: Implications for Agricultural and Food Policies in the Near East and North Africa.” The workshop, convened on June 2-4 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, was sponsored by the Near East and North Africa Regional Network for Agricultural Policies (NENARNAP) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). More than thirty agricultural policy country representatives, together with representatives from FAO and the World Bank, heard Dr. Fabiosa identify the main drivers of the development of the biofuels sector in the United States and their impact on global agricultural markets.
Fabiosa is co-director of the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), a recognized center of policy analysis based at Iowa State University. He is currently conducting research at Cairo University on emerging food consumption patterns in Egypt and its implication for trade.