Glenn Denning

Glenn Denning is Director of the Earth Institute's Millennium Development Goals Centre in Nairobi, in which he played a lead role in its establishment. He joined the Institute at Columbia University in July 2004 as Associate Director of the Tropical Agriculture Program. Dr. Denning, who has more than 30 years experience in international agricultural research and development, has held senior management positions at the International Rice Research Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre.

Agricultural productivity improvements have been a major driving force of social and economic change in human societies for millennia. The traditional production of crops and livestock fulfilled household requirements for food, fiber, fuel, medicine and other essential consumables.