Åsa GiertzFood Policy
Senior Agriculture Economist, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank, Washington DC, USA.
Åsa’s first Masters, from Stockholm, was in economics. Her interest in food emerged later when she worked in Rome for the Food and Agriculture Organisation and then in Washington DC, where she focused on agriculture at the World Bank.
Åsa took the Masters because she wanted to become a better technical expert in her field. The course helped her to think more broadly and gave her arguments a more secure academic foundation. In particular, it showed her the extent to which agriculture is inextricably connected to diet in one direction and the environment in another.She constantly uses what she learned.