Timothy A. Wise is a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), where his work focuses on the Future of Food, based on his recent book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (The New Press 2019). Tim has a long history of collaboration with IATP, on issues including agricultural dumping, U.S. agricultural subsidies and policies, responses to the 2007-8 global food crisis, the WTO, and Mexico under NAFTA.


He is a Senior Advisor with the Small Planet Institute, where he directed the Land and Food Rights Program from 2016-2020. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is the author of Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico, in addition to Eating Tomorrow. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tim is a frequent contributor in the media, with commentaries in Wired, Vice, and other publications. View all media.

Invite Tim to speak: Tim is a regular speaker at universities and events, and he appears regularly in the media. Areas of expertise include:

  • Climate change and the future of food

  • Can we feed a growing population?

  • Agroecology vs. the Green Revolution in Africa

  • Land rights in the age of land-grabbing

  • US farm policy, agricultural dumping, and small-scale farmers

  • Mexican farmers under NAFTA

  • Farmers’ rights to seed sovereignty and the controversy over GMOs

  • Agribusiness vs. family farmers in the battle for the future of food

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