Select Media Appearances

Interviewed in “World Food Prices Rise for First Time in a Year,”
Reuters, May 5, 2023

Interviewed in “The Future of Black Sea Ukraine Grain Agreement,”
CNN Español, March 20, 2023 (Español)

Interviewed in “Food Security Forecast for the New Year,”
Class CNBC, January 11, 2023

Interviewed in “UN Calls on Latin American Governments to Strengthen Food Production,”
CNN Español, December 6, 2022 (Español)

Interviewed in “Follow the Food Series 3: The Fight to Feed Humanity,” (Minute 5:05)
BBC, November 7, 2022

Cited in “UN: Agricultural Automation Can Boost Global Food Production,”
Voice of America, November 2, 2022

Interviewed in “Russia’s Exit From Grain Deal Could Raise Food Prices: UN,”
CNBC International TV, October 31, 2022

Interviewed in “World Food Prices Extend Drops,” (Minute 14:20)
Bloomberg, September 7, 2022

(Minute 14:20)

Interviewed in “This Year, There Are Expensive Food; Next Year, There May Be Much Less Food,”
El País, August 15, 2022 (Español)

Interviewed in “Ukraine Ships Grain at Last. It Will Take Far More to Slow Global Hunger,”
The New York Times, August 1, 2022

Interviewed in “Energy and Food Prices Strain Family Budgets,”
CNN Español, July 27, 2022 (Español)

Interviewed in “Food Security Worsens,”
CGTN, July 10, 2022

Quoted in “Food Prices Fall in June, Cereal Output Seen Slightly Higher,”
Reuters, July 8, 2022

Interviewed in “Helping Ukrainian Farmers Is Challenging,”
DW, June 7, 2022

Interviewed in “Deeply Rooted: The Rise of Food and Fertilizer Prices,”
NPR, May 31, 2022


Interviewed in ““In Peru, We Have Found Levels of Famine Not Seen Before,”
El Comercio, May 29, 2022 (Español)

Interviewed in “UN Urges Countries to Share Information of Food Availability,”
Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia, May 26, 2022

Interviewed in “The Wheat Emergency Can Be Managed This Year. It Will Be a Crisis Next Year If the War Doesn’t Stop,
Rai News, May 24, 2022 (Italiano)

Interviewed in “Ditching Gas to Save the Planet Risks Mass Starvation,”
Politico, May 17, 2022

Interviewed in “Food Prices Ease Slightly in April After Record Surge,
Reuters, May 6, 2022

Interviewed in “As Sanctions Bite Russia, Fertilizer Shortage Imperils World Food Supply,”
Reuters, March 24, 2022

Interviewed in “Ukraine War Impacts Food Supplies,”
BBC World News, March 15, 2022

Interviewed in “Ukraine Invasion May Lead to Worldwide Food Crisis, Warns UN,”
The Guardian, March 14, 2022

Interviewed in “Ukraine War and Global Food Supplies,”
CGTN Europe, March 12, 2022

Interviewed in “Food in a Conflict Scenario,”
CNN Español, February 14, 2022 (Español)

Interviewed in “Amid Drought, Conflict and Rocketing Prices, a Global Food Crisis Could Be Approaching,”
The Washington Post, December 15, 2021

Interviewed in “Hunger, a Problem of the Covid-19 Pandemic,”
CNN Español, November 1, 2021 (Español)

Interviewed in “FAO’s Chief Economist Talks ‘World Food Day,'”
World Radio Switzerland, October 14, 2021

World Radio Switzerland

Interviewed in “Equality: FAO’s Chief Economist on Global Food Outlook,”
Bloomberg, July 30, 2021

Interviewed in “The Need for Food in Cuba and Haiti,
CNN Español, July 14, 2021 (Español)

Interviewed in “Pandemic-Driven Hunger Is Making the World More Unequal,”
The Washington Post, July 12, 2021

Interviewed in “UN: World Hunger Was Dramatically Worse in Pandemic Year,
The Associated Press, July 12, 2021

Cited in “Global Food Prices May Ease Next Year After Recent Surge,”
Bloomberg, July 5, 2021

Interviewed in “Food Prices Rise Globally,”
CNN Español, June 3, 2021 (Español)

Interviewed in “Latin America Suffers From COVID-19-Induced Food Insecurity,”
CNN Español, April 19, 2021 (Español)

Interviewed in “We Have Lost a Decade in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty,”
El País, April 17, 2021 (Español)

Cited in “UN Warns Disasters Wreak Havoc With Food Production,”
Voice of America, March 19, 2021

Cited in “Tech Start-Ups Tackle Mountain of Food Waste,”
Financial Times, November 19, 2020

Interviewed in “Tons of Fresh Produce Lost by Covid-19,”
El País, October 19, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in Top FAO Economist Outlines Food Security Challenges of Pandemic, Food Waste,
Xinhua, October 15, 2020

Interviewed in “The Evolution in the Challenges of Food Safety,”
CNN Español, October 14, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “Scenarios with Negative Implications for Food Security,
CNN Español, July 14, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “Global Hunger and Obesity Are Getting Worse Due to Virus Fallout,”
Bloomberg, July 13, 2020

Interviewed in “Three Billion People Cannot Afford a Healthy Diet,
El País, July 13, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “Is COVID-19 Causing a Global Food Crisis?
The Naked Scientists, July 10, 2020

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Interviewed in “Rethink: Food and Farming After Coronavirus,”
BBC Radio 4, June 27, 2020

BBC Radio 4

Interviewed in “Scenarios of Economic Fragility During the Pandemic,
CNN Español, June 18, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “World Faces Worst Food Crisis for at Least 50 Years, UN warns,”
The Guardian, June 9, 2020

Interviewed in “How COVID-19 Can Leave Us Without Much Food in 2021,”
El Confidencial, June 1, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “New Hunger ‘Hotspots,’ as Pandemic Throws Millions Out of Insecure Work,”
ABC Radio News and Current Affairs, May 20, 2020

ABC Radio News and Current Affairs

Cited in “COVID-19 Pandemic Risks Worst Global Food Crisis in Decades,”
New Scientist, May 18, 2020

Interviewed in “FAO: Access to Food Is the Most Serious Problem We Have,”
CNN Español, May 14, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “Coronavirus: Global Food Crisis,
Voice of America, May 13, 2020

Interviewed in “‘Farm to Fork at Risk?’ Food Supply Chains and the Coronavirus,
CNN International, May 2, 2020

Interviewed in “Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Lead to a Food Crisis,”
Al Jazeera, May 2, 2020

Interviewed in “How the Coronavirus Will Affect Iran’s Agriculture Sector,
Tehran Times, April 25, 2020

Cited in “Warnings of Unrest Mount as Coronavirus Hits Food Availability,”
Financial Times, April 22, 2020

Interviewed in “Global Food Security During COVID-19 Outbreak,”
TBS eFM, April 10, 2020

eFM This Morning

Interviewed in “Food Supply Logistics Need a Coronavirus ‘Reset,’ Says UN Economist,”
Public Radio International, April 8, 2020

PRI The World

Interviewed in “La FAO está monitoreando de cerca qué pasa con los alimentosod,”
France 24, April 7, 2020

Interviewed in “Countries Follow Consumers in Stockpiling Food,”
Financial Times, April 5, 2020

Interviewed in “Coronavirus: How Robust is Our Food Chain?
BBC World Service, April 3, 2020

BBC World Service

Cited in “Can’t Find What You Want in the Grocery Store? Here’s Why,
CNN Business, April 2, 2020

Cited in “There’s No Good Reason to Hoard Anything, Especially Food,”
Bloomberg, April 1, 2020

Interviewed in “Coronavirus Measures Could Cause Global Food Shortage, UN Warns,”
The Guardian, May 26, 2020

Interviewed in “Countries Are Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade,”
Bloomberg, March 25, 2010

Interviewed in “The Coronavirus and Global Food Trade,”
BBC Newshour, March 24, 2020

BBC Newshour

Interviewed in “The Challenge of Food Security in Times of Coronavirus,”
Portafolio Global CNN, March 16, 2020 (Español)

Interviewed in “La FAO promueve un desarrollo económico con valores éticos para un mundo mejor,”
Vatican News, January 18, 2020

Interviewed in “Changing incentives and policies crucial to end hunger and malnutrition,”
Reuters, October 16, 2019

Interviewed in “U.N. Urges Action as Finds Farmers Losing Up to a Fifth of Produce,”
Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 14, 2019

Interviewed in “Hunger Scourge Put at Eight-Year High on Economy, Climate Shocks,”
Bloomberg, July 15, 2019

Interviewed in “Global food demand to grow by 15 percent by 2028, but real prices face long-term decline,”
ABC (Australia), July 10, 2019

Interviewed in “AI and Robotics: Both Useful If Properly Applied in Favor of Humanity,”
Vatican News, May 16, 2019 (Español)

Interviewed in “Urbanization and Future of Food,”, March 25, 2019

Interviewed in How to Feed a Changing World,”
DW News, March 20, 2019

Interviewed in “Programas sociales contribuyen a reducir la pobreza en más de 2 puntos,
El Peruano, October 18, 2018

Interviewed in “Máximo Torero: La informalidad no solo se vincula a productividad,
El Comercio, September 4, 2018

Interviewed in Gambia: World Bank Executive Directors Reiterate Support to The Gambia,”
Freedom Newspaper, May 9, 2018

Cited in “WTO Agenda: What Agriculture Commodities-Exporting Countries Are Proposing,
La Voz del Interior
, December 10, 2017 (Español)

Cited in “Can Forex Interventions Boost Growth and Development?
, October 7, 2017

Interviewed in El USDA estimó que la retención de soja de los productores argentinos sostendrá su precio,” 
Infocampo, September 27, 2017

Cited in “México debe diversificar mercados aún con TLCAN: Banco Mundial,
El Financiero, September 21, 2017

Interviewed in “Brazil Urged to Expand Land Rental Market But Small Farmers Aren’t Convinced,
Reuters, September 8, 2016

Cited in A Green Evolution: The Farms of Africa Are Prospering at Last Thanks to Persistence, Technology and Decent Government,” 
The Economist
, March 12, 2016

Interviewed in “Venezuela, Awarded for Reducing Malnutrition,”
CNN, June 9, 2015 (Español)

Interviewed in “Aid in Latin America,”
CNN, March 3, 2015 (Español)

Interviewed in “UN: Global Food Prices Hit Six-Month Low,” 
CGTN America, August 26, 2014

Interviewed in World Trade Organization: Do We Win or Lose?
, December 27, 2014 (Español)

Interviewed in “Will Cheaper Oil Reduce Your Grocery Bill?”
Thomson Reuters Foundation, November 7, 2014

Interviewed in “No, Sorry, but Peru Is Not Organic-Food Heaven,
Grist, October 27, 2014

Interviewed in “Guatemala: desnutrición crónica se redujo 1,7% en 2013,” 
BBC Mundo, July 25, 2014

Interviewed in Inequality in the World,”
, April 22, 2014 (Español)

Cited in Coffee Fungus Threatens Disaster for Central America’s Farmers,
Financial Times
, July 14, 2013

Interviewed in “Economic Development of Peru,”
Rumbo Económico, April 26, 2013 (Español)

Rumbo Económico (cont’d)

Cited in “Severe Drought Seen as Driving Cost of Food Up,”
The New York Times, July 25, 2012

Interviewed in “Food Prices in the U.S.,
C-Span, July 8, 2012

Cited in Drying Times: the 2012 Drought Will Dent Farm Profits and Push Up Food Prices,”
The Economist
, June 21, 2012

Cited in “How To Get Food on Every Table,”, April 27, 2012

Interviewed in “U.S. Must Stop Promoting Biofuels to Tackle World Hunger, Says Think Tank,”
The Guardian, October 11, 2011

Interviewed in “Biofuels + Speculation + Climate = Hunger,”
BBC Mundo, October 11, 2011 (Español)

Cited in “El hambre cotiza en Bolsa,”
El País, September 4, 2011

Cited in UN Body Warns of ‘Food Price Shock,’
Financial Times
, January 6, 2011

Interviewed in “World Food Prices at Fresh High, Says UN,”
BBC, January 5, 2011

Interviewed in Field Events: Volatile Wheat Prices are as Much a Cause for Alarm as are High Prices,”
The Economist
, September 9, 2010

Cited in Mozambique Food Riots Spark Fears Worldwide,”
The Associated Press
, September 3, 2010

Interviewed in “Russia Bans Grain Exports Because of Fire and Drought, Sending Prices Soaring,”
The Washington Post, August 6, 2010

Interviewed in “Food & Microfinance: Helping Farmers Reap Rewards,”
Financial Times
, June 2, 2010

Cited in The Mystery of Capital Deepens: Giving Land Titles to the Poor Is No Silver Bullet,”
The Economist
, August 24, 2006