Marc Dufumier is Professor Emeritus of AgroParisTech, an expert with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and with the World Bank.
He is one of the world’s leading experts on agricultural and food supply issues. He has been involved in many agricultural development projects in France and abroad, and was active in various international solidarity associations. He has among others organized numerous stays in Southern countries to support agrarian reform policies, food security and sovereignty programs, and projects of agricultural and rural development. He is regularly asked for help by foreign governments facing food and agricultural emergencies.
Since 2007 he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Man, with whom he participated in France the “Grenelle Debate on Environment.” He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Research for Development, President of the Platform for Fair Trade, and President of the new association for the René Dumont Foundation. Marc Dufumier is Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit and of the Order of the Legion of Honor.
His most recent books include 50 idées reçues sur l’agriculture et l’alimentation (50 Clichés About Agriculture and Food, Allary, 2014) and L’agroécologie peut nous sauver (Agroecology Can Save Us, Actes Sud, 2019).