Director CRP on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
CIFOR Headquarters Jalan CIFORSitu GedeBogor16115Indonesia
P.O. Box 0113 BOCBDBogor Bogor 16000 Indonesia
Vincent Gitz is the Director of the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), a global research partnership led by CIFOR. Engineer of Ecole Polytechnique (1994), France, he holds a PhD from AgroParisTech on land-use and global climate policies that was awarded the « Le Monde » Prize of academic research. His background is in Earth sciences, natural resources management and development economics, with a focus on integrated modeling and tools for decision. His has experience in research, in policy-making and at the interface between the two. He worked for CIRAD (International Cooperation Center in Agricultural Research for Development), CIRED (International Research Center on Environment and Development) and with the Energy Planning Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He served as adviser for sustainable development and research of the French minister of agriculture and fisheries, Michel Barnier (2007-2009), and just prior to joining CIFOR, he was assistant-director for food policy in the French ministry of agriculture, agrifood and forests. From 2010 to 2015, Vincent Gitz was coordinator of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy interface of United Nation’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which he contributed to design and install in the institutional landscape. He has published in the areas of climate change and sustainable development, food security and nutrition, land-use, agriculture and forestry, natural resource management and he coordinated the realization of 9 reports of the HLPE.