Henning Steinfeld

Lifestock, Environment and Development Initiative Coordinator at FAO

Henning Steinfeld is a leading agricultural economist and sustainability expert with specialized expertise in livestock policies, climate change and agricultural development.

Henning obtained an M.SC and Ph.D in agricultural economics from the Technical University of Berlin. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2005 and 2010 (Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Institute for Foreign Studies) and was awarded an Honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine, Uppsala Agricultural University, in 2012.

He started his professional career with research and development assignments in Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.  He joined FAO in 1990 and has been working on livestock sector issues, in various positions, since 1992.  He currently is Chief of the Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, working on poverty issues, human and animal health threats, and environmental sustainability issues.