Jamie Morrison earned a BSc. in Agricultural Sciences from Massey University, New Zealand, followed by a MSc. in Agricultural Development Economics from Wye College, University of London and holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of London. He was Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics at Imperial College London prior to joining FAO in 2004.
He is an expert in various areas relating to the food sector and economics including: provision of research, capacity development and technical assistance in relation to the impact of trade and economic policy reform on food security – having more than 25 years of experience in these areas. He heads the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Systems Programme as its Director and Strategic Programme Leader and was lead author of FAO’s State of Agricultural Commodity Markets on the theme of trade and food security.
He is also the editor of several books, and author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.