Senior Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Mark Lundy is a Senior Scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in Cali, Colombia, where he leads the Sustainable Food Systems team. His work focuses on the role of markets in reducing rural poverty, including learning networks to increase capacities for enterprise development, the role of public agencies to promote market access, and how to establish and sustain effective trading relationships between buyers, smallholder farmers, and consumers. Emerging areas of work in sustainable food systems include inclusion in traditional markets, climate resilience and environmental sustainability of food systems, and multi-actor platforms to improve decision making. Mark is lead author of guides on rural enterprise development, the LINK method on inclusive business models, and an active participant in multi-stakeholder platforms focused on sustainability and smallholder inclusion.