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Author and long-time IATP collaborator to advise on research related to the future of food

MINNEAPOLIS—The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) announced today that Timothy A. Wise, renowned author and director of Small Planet Institute’s Land and Food Rights Program since 2016, will join IATP as a senior advisor.  

Since the campaign against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the early 1990s, IATP and Wise have collaborated closely. Wise has co-authored several reports and commentaries with IATP staff, including Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007 and Keep Your Eyes on the Price: WTO Remains Blind to Agricultural Dumping.

In his new role as senior advisor, Wise will work in partnership with the IATP research staff to study U.S. farm policy, climate change, Africa’s food future, Mexico under NAFTA, agricultural subsidies, factory farms, as well as agricultural dumping and its impacts on developing countries. He will continue to build on the action-research agenda that flows from his 2019 book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food.

A selection of his more than 20 years’ worth of research and writings, as well as new pieces on the future of food, will live on a new microsite on the IATP website titled Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Future of Food. Wise will continue to work from his Cambridge, Massachusetts home, where he will continue to advise Small Planet Institute on Food and Agriculture Policies.  

“I am thrilled to join IATP at a time when its unique cutting-edge analysis is needed so urgently,” says Wise. “Few organizations have such a proven track record of timely, rigorous, advocacy-oriented research on food and agriculture.” 

“In this time of great change, many of the issues on which IATP has worked diligently for years are gaining widespread public attention,” says Co-Interim Executive Director and Program Director Karen Hansen-Kuhn. “Tim adds to our capacity to take on intersecting challenges of trade, food and farm system and climate crisis.”

For more information on Wise and his role at IATP, visit his bio on IATP’s website and The Future of Food program microsite and sign up for his newsletters. For a full catalog of his work, visit his author page.


Based in Minneapolis with offices in Washington, D.C., and Berlin, Germany, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.