Murdoch Commission

Dr Zhang Lubiao, Director General and Professor of the Department of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, People’s Republic of China.

Dr Zhang Lubiao

Dr Zhang is the Director General & Professor at the Department of International Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) since July 2005. Prior to this, he was invited by the World Bank as a consultant for the Shanghai Global Conference on Scaling up Poverty Reduction 2003-2005. Dr Zhang was the Deputy Director General of the Institute of Agricultural Economics of CAAS 2000-2005, and was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Chuzhou City of Anhui Province in 2009-2011.

Dr. Zhang has over 15 years of professional experience in a wide range of water management, rural development and poverty reduction in China, as well as in many countries of Africa and Southeast Asia. He has broad working experiences at the World Bank (WB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) as a consultant. He is a project leader/coordinator of lots of internationally-financed projects by the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), etc. Projects involved include natural resource management, climate change, trade & environment, agricultural policy, poverty reduction, micro-finance, environmental /rural policy evaluations on international, national and regional levels.

Dr. Zhang won the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships of the World Bank Institute in 2001, and remarkably in 2004 he won two Spot Awards by the World Bank in recognition of his contribution to the success of the Shanghai Global Conference on Scaling Up Poverty Reduction.

Dr. Zhang has a M.A. in agricultural economics and a PhD in agricultural & environmental economics from Nanjing Agricultural University. He was a visiting Professor of Wageningen University and Resources For the Future (RFF).