I am a PhD in public policy with a special emphasis on climate change and agriculture. I have forty years’ experience in the agricultural sector as a farmer, scholar, consultant, businessowner and speaker. I am currently consulting for the IFC division of the World Bank on missions to improve irrigation efficiency and production in sub-Asia and West Africa. I am the “expert speaker” on climate change and agriculture for the United States Department of State. I was a founding member of a Kibbutz in Israel and am a dual American/Israeli citizen.