Bruno Losch, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Bruno Losch

Bruno Losch is co-director of the Center for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, member of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, and lead political economist at Cirad (Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - France). He joined the World Bank between 2005-2011 where he led the RuralStruc Program on structural transformation and rural change - a joint initiative of the World Bank, IFAD, and the French government. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California–Berkeley, and in charge of Cirad’s Family Agriculture Program (1998-2002).

He holds a Master’s in political science and in geography and a PhD in economics. He has published extensively in the field of rural studies, family agriculture, public policies, and the political economy of development.

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