Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
Senior Economist and Lead, Responsible Global Value Chains, Markets and Trade Division
Pascal Liu is a Senior Economist and leads the work on responsible global value chains at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He holds an MSc in Economic Development from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon. He has worked on international trade issues for FAO since 1998. His main areas of expertise are responsible business conduct and investment in agriculture, agricultural value chains, sustainability standards in trade and multi-stakeholder partnerships. His work includes promoting the development of responsible value chains, providing guidance on sustainable production and trade and facilitating related multi-stakeholder discussions. He has led studies on the trends and impacts of foreign agricultural investment in developing countries and organized international consultations on this topic. In addition, he has led the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable trade since 2009. Before joining FAO, he worked on agricultural development projects with farmer groups in North Africa and Southern France from 1990 to 1996.