Benjamin has extensive experience in social protection, social policies, and agricultural
economics. He previously served as Strategic Program Leader, Rural Poverty Reduction and
Deputy Director of the Agricultural Development Economics Division at FAO and he was team
leader of the From Production to Protection (PtoP) project. He has also worked as Social Policy
Advisor for the UNICEF Regional Office in Eastern and Southern Africa and as a Research and
Post-Doctoral Fellow at IFPRI. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a Master’s in Public
Policy from UC Berkeley.