TIMOTHY A. WISE
Timothy A. Wise, Senior Researcher, directs the Land and Food Rights Program at Small Planet Institute. He also directed the Research and Policy Program at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute. With a background as an economic journalist and an international development practitioner, Wise’s research and writing have covered U.S. farm policies, trade and agricultural development, agricultural biodiversity, food prices and biofuels, and Mexico’s maize economy under the threat of genetically modified maize. With a prestigious fellowship from the Open Society Foundations, Wise has written a book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food, on small versus large-scale agriculture in the battle to feed the world, drawing on field work in Mexico, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and India.
Wise previously was Executive Director of Grassroots International and a writer and editor at Dollars & Sense magazine, Amherst. He is the co-author of Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico, The Promise and the Perils of Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Lessons from Latin America, and A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts.