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Nicostrato D. Perez
Senior Scientist, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Nicostrato D. Perez has more than 20 years of research experience working in academic and research institutions including IRRI, WorldFish, PhilRice, Bonn University, and Mindanao State University before joining IFPRI. He has a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech.
This piece highlights the investments needed to overcome different agricultural challenges to meet growing food demand in the region.
A study looks at combined investments in research and development, infrastructure, technology, and policy reforms to achieve food security goals.