Nadim Khouri is an independent researcher on food security, presently supporting the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, a multi-agency investment initiative hosted by the World Bank, as well as the Arab Spatial website on food security, managed by the Cairo office for the International Food Policy Research Institute. Previously, Khouri held operational and leadership positions at the World Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. His responsibilities included the design and implementation of strategies and investments for rural development, food security, and natural resources management. This included working in conflict situations in South Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, the Balkans, and the Arab countries. He co-authored regional MENA assessments on food security spanning the pre- and post-Arab Spring periods, in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015. He has a PhD in agriculture and land management.