World Development Report 2008
DEREK BYERLEE, Co-Director, from Australia has wide experience in agricultural and rural development, having lived more than 20 years in Asia, Latin America, and Africa in filling various posts. Most recently he has been Rural Strategy Adviser in the Agricultural and Rural Development Department of the World Bank, and Lead Economist for the Agricultural and Rural Development in the Country Office for Ethiopia and Sudan, based in Addis Ababa. Before joining the Bank he was Director of Economics at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico, and Associate Professor, Michigan State University, USA. He has published widely in several fields of agricultural development and has many years of practical experience of working directly with farmers.