Stanley Wood is a senior research fellow of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. He joined IFPRI in 1995 and until 1997 was outposted to the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia, leading a project evaluating the impacts of agricultural research in the LAC region. Since then, he has been based at IFPRI headquarters, leading multiple initiatives enhancing the role of spatial analysis in a policy context. A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of London, and Masters degrees in Agricultural Development and in Water Resources Development, he has 35 years of experience in natural resource, land use, and agricultural systems analysis and modelling. Prior to joining IFPRI Stanley worked as an independent consultant to multilateral and bilateral development organizations living and working in Asia and Africa, and earlier as a hydrologist then water resource systems planner in the UK. Stanley is currently the co-principal investigator of the HarvestChoice initiative, a project informing strategic investment choices for improving the productivity and profitability of smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR’s Consortium on Spatial Information (CSI). He is the author of over 50 professional papers on agricultural systems, economic evaluation, water resources and food policy analysis, with particular emphasis on spatial contexts.
2007 Ph.D. University of London – Agricultural Economics
1992 M.S. (distinction) University of London – Agricultural Development
1970 M.S. University of Birmingham - Water Resources Development
1969 B.Eng. University of Sheffield - Civil & Structural Engineering