Walden Bello

Fellow | Professor and Scholar Activist

Upon his retirement as full professor at the University of the Philippines in 2008, Walden Bello has worked as an…

Raj Patel

Fellow | Research Professor and Writer

Raj Patel is a James Beard Award winning activist and New York Times bestselling writer. He has testified about food…

Eva Perroni

Fellow | Writer and Activist

Eva Perroni is an Australian-based researcher and writer reporting on the frontlines of food and farming issues. At the heart of her…

Simran Sethi

Fellow | Journalist & Educator

Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity…

Nnimmo Bassey


Nnimmo Bassey (b.11 June 58) is director of the ecological think-tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and member steering committee of Oilwatch International.…

Eric Holt-Giménez

Fellow | Director Emeritus

With over twenty-five years of experience working with farmers in Central America and Mexico, Eric Holt-Giménez has been Executive Director of Food First since 2006.

Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Fellow | Professor of International Development Studies

Haroon Akram-Lodhi teaches agrarian political economy. He is Professor of International Development Studies and Chair of the Department of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.

Miguel Altieri

Fellow | Professor of Agroecology

Miguel Altieri has been a Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley since 1981 in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

Marilyn Borchardt

Fellow | Development Associate

Having served as Development Director for 29 years, Marilyn now assists with direct mail prospecting, major donor research, and event planning.

Jun Borras

Fellow | Professor of Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies

Jun Borras is Associate Professor of Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Peasant Studies.

Jonathan Fox

Fellow | Professor of International Development

Jonathan Fox joined the faculty of the School of International Service at American University in August 2013, where he teaches in the International Development Program.

Leonor Hurtado

Fellow | Artist and Activist

Leonor Hurtado, a native of Guatemala, has worked defending indigenous rights and supporting resistance to the expansion of extractive industries.