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Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group provides advice and peer review services for the 
consideration of the Partnership Council.

Professionals are invited to the Group based on technical expertise in agricultural or rural 
statistics, including survey methodologies, data management and data analysis.

At least half of Group members come from academic institutions, such as universities and 
research institutes, and at least one member is a gender expert because improving 
gender-relevant data in agriculture is an important objective of 50x2030.

  • Headshot of Inbal Becker-Reshef

    Inbal Becker-Reshef

    Associate Research Professor, Co-Director Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research; Director (NASA Harvest), University of Maryland; NASA Harvest Project

  • Headshot of Samuel Benin

    Samuel Benin

    Deputy Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • Headshot of Andrew Dillon

    Andrew Dillon

    Clinical Associate Professor within Kellogg’s Public-Private Interface Initiative (KPPI); Research Associate Professor in the Global Poverty Research Lab, Buffett Institute, Northwestern University

  • Headshot of Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva

    Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva

    Former President of International Statistical Institute

  • Headshot of Cheryl Doss

    Cheryl Doss

    Senior Departmental Lecturer, Oxford University

  • Headshot of Mercy Kanyuka

    Mercy Kanyuka

    Commissioner, Statistics Malawi

  • Headshot of Benjamin Koetz

    Benjamin Koetz

    Exploitation Engineer, European Space Agency

  • Headshot of Miet Maertens

    Miet Maertens

    Professor in Agricultural and Development Economics, University of Leuven in Belgium, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Bio-economics

  • Headshot of Jose Molinas Vega

    José Molinas Vega

    Chief Economist and Academic Director, Development Institute

  • Headshot of Emily Schmidt

    Emily Schmidt

    Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

  • Headshot of Aberash Tariku

    Aberash Tariku

    Deputy Director General, Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia