Dr. Rudy Rabbinge is University Professor Emeritus in Sustainable Development and Food Security at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Rabbinge was chair of the Inter-Academy Panel on Food Security and Agricultural Productivity in Africa and member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He served in different responsibilities in Academia and cooperative private companies and in politics. He holds degrees in phytopathology, entomology, theoretical production ecology and philosophy of science from Wageningen University. At present he functions as a Special Envoy for Food Security in the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Foreign Affairs.