Matty Demont

IRRI
Demont

Matty is a senior economist in the Social Sciences Division at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Philippines. Matty currently leads IRRI’s newly created market and value chain research team that aims at making rice research more market-driven. Matty’s team provides research support in product profiling and market segmentation which enables IRRI, R&D partners and rice value chain stakeholders to proactively adjust their focus and steer markets when new opportunities arise for reducing poverty and improving nutrition in Asia, and East and Southern Africa. Matty graduated from University of Leuven in Belgium where he conducted his PhD and Post-doc research (2002–2007) on the impact of biotechnology innovations and the EU coexistence policy on European agriculture. His main areas of expertise are experimental value chain research, consumer economics, food quality, labeling and branding, market research, development policy and impact assessment.

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