Josef Schmidhuber

Deputy Director, Trade and Markets Division, UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Josef Schmidhuber is the Deputy Director in the Trade and Markets Division of the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). He started his professional career as a consultant with the World Food Council, worked as an econometrician and economist with the FAO, as a senior economist with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and as head of FAO´s Global Perspectives Studies Unit. He has assumed short-term assignments with other international institutions, including The World Bank and the European Investment Bank. His work has been published in numerous books, peer-reviewed journals, or as documents of international organisations such as the OECD, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the FAO. His areas of interest include commodity market analysis and outlook; trade and investment in agriculture; global food and nutrition issues; climate change, as well as links between bioenergy and agricultural markets. He holds a M.Sc. degree in agricultural economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the Technical University of Munich.

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12 November 2013
El año 2010 fue testigo de un fenómeno nuevo en la dinámica mundial de los biocombustibles: el comercio bilateral de bioetanol entre Brasil y Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU.), los más importantes productores, consumidores y comerciantes de etanol. Si bien el etanol brasileño se produce...
25 July 2013
The year 2010 introduced a new phenomenon into the global biofuels economy: the bilateral trade of bioethanol between Brazil and the United States of America; the most important producers, consumers, and traders of ethanol. Brazilian ethanol is produced primarily from sugarcane, while the US...

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