Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, an Argentine national, is currently a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Previously he served for almost nine years as Executive Director for Argentina and Haiti at the Inter-American Development Bank, where we was directly involved in the recent capital increase of the Bank from 100 billion to 170 billion dollars. He has more than thirty years of experience as an economist, working with the public and private sector in developing countries. He has also been a consultant and staff member with the World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA). Dr. Diaz-Bonilla has held several diplomatic positions representing his country in negotiations involving trade and agricultural issues. He has written extensively on economic development, trade, poverty, and food security issues. He holds a master’s in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.