Josef Schmidhuber is the Deputy Director, Trade and Markets Division at the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), in Rome. FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Josef specialises in Resource Economics, Agriculture 4.0, Nutrition, Climate Change as well as trade and trade policies in food and agricultural products. He started his professional career in 1990 as a consultant with the World Food Council, working as an Econometrician and Economist with the FAO, as a Senior Economist with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and as Head of FAO’s Global Perspective Studies Unit. He has assumed numerous short-term assignments with other international institutions such as The World Bank, the OECD and the European Investment Bank (EIB).