M. Jahi Chappell is Senior Staff Scientist at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, where he provides scientific input for all of IATP’s programs. He has previously consulted for the FAO, the city of Belo Horizonte, and La Vía Campesina. He is a past Chair of the Agroecology Section of the Ecological Society of America, and serves on the board of the Open Source Seed Initiative. His first book, tentatively titled Beginning to End Hunger: Food, Policy, and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, will be published by the University of California Press in 2017. He holds a PhD. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan and conducted postdoctoral work in Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University.