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Matty Demont

Matty Demont

Senior Scientist, Market Analysis Research Cluster Leader

About

Matty Demont has more than 20 years of research experience in implementing extensive surveys, value chain analyses, and behavioral experiments with consumers, farmers and value chain actors throughout Asia and Africa to assist research organizations, policy makers and value chain actors in designing strategies to increase food security and catalyze food system transformation. His current research focuses on sustainable rice value chain upgrading and the development of nutrition-sensitive rice-based food systems.

Credentials

  • 2017–present   Market Analysis Research Cluster Leader
  • 2017–2018        Agri-food Policy Platform Leader (acting)
  • 2016–present   CGIAR Program on Rice, Upgrading Rice Value Chains Flagship Project Leader
  • 2015–present   Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines
  • 2013–2017        Market Research Team Leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Philippines
  • 2009–2013        Principal Value Chain Economist, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Saint-Louis, Senegal
  • 2007–2009        Associate Agricultural Economist, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Saint-Louis, Senegal
  • 2006–2007        Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Agricultural & Food Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 2002–2006        Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Agricultural & Food Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1999–2002        Research Fellow, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Ghent, Belgium

Education

  • 2012                 Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize by Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier, France
  • 2012                 Theodore W. Schultz Award by International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
  • 2002–2006        Doctoral program in Bioscience Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium; PhD in 2006
  • 1999                 Xavier Bernard Award for Master Thesis, French Academy of Agriculture
  • 1997–1998        Master in Agricultural Development – Tropical Agriculture, Ghent University, Belgium & Montpellier SupAgro, France
  • 1994–1997        MSc Bioscience Engineering in Agricultural Economics & Tropical Agriculture, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1992–1994        BSc Bioscience Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium