Dr. Renato Maluf is Associate Professor of Agriculture, Development and Society (CPDA) at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the author of several books and scientific articles on economic development, rural and agricultural issues, food systems, food security, the multi-functionality of agriculture, food and nutrition policy, and the role of family farms.
Dr. Maluf is a member of the national board of the Brazilian Network on Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security (FBSSAN), the most important coalition of NGOs, social movements and academics of its kind. He is a member and the former president of the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) that serves as a key advisory body to the President of the Republic of Brazil. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security. Maluf received his PhD in Political Economy from the State University of Campinas, Brazil, and held visiting appointments at Oxford University and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France.