Aziz Elbehri is a senior economist at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) since 2008. Currently, he leads the socio-economic development and policy group at the FAO Asia-Pacific Regional office in Bangkok (since 2018). For 10 years, Aziz served as senior economist in FAO HQ in Rome specializing in trade and development. Aziz specializes in food policy and food systems, climate change and food security, agricultural markets and trade, and rural economic development. Before FAO, Aziz was an agricultural economist specializing in trade policy and modeling at the USDA Economic Research Service from 1999 to 2008 before joining FAO. Aziz has a Ph.D. from Purdue University, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in agricultural economics and two master degrees in agronomy from the University of Minnesota and from the Institute Agronomique Hassan II, Morocco.