CHEN Kevin

International Dean
China Academy for Rural Development, Zhejiang University            

Dr. Kevin Chen is Chair Professor in School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University and is also Dean of China Academy for Rural Development (CARD). He is co-editor of China Agricultural Economic Review and managing editor of International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. He is also a member of global independent expert group (IEG) and Global Nutrition Report (GNR). Dr. Chen was an associate professor (Tenured) at the Department of Resource Economics and Sociology at the University of Alberta and co-editor for Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has conducted over 30 projects supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank Group, UK Department for International Development, Asia Development Bank, World Food Programme, Canadian International Development Agency, and Natural Science Foundation of China. During 2005-2009, Dr. Chen led a mega CIDA-funded agricultural development project in China, which also won 'Sang Nong People of the Year'at CCTV7 in 2008. In recent years, Dr. Chen mainly focuses his research interest on agricultural industry organization, agri-food supply chain governance, economic transformation and agricultural development strategy, food system modeling, poverty alleviation and South-South cooperation on agriculture.

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