Kling to Serve on IFPRI Board of Trustees

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Catherine Kling will begin serving a three-year term January 1 on the Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Kling is a professor of economics and leads the Resource and Environmental Policy Division at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University. IFPRI is an international agricultural research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a mission of providing policy solutions that reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition worldwide. It has research programs focused on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, covering a range of topics, including global food and natural resources. The 16-member board is selected from nominations and is responsible for setting policies and overseeing and evaluating the institute’s management.

(Released December 2010)