Dr. Kevin Tiessen
Kevin Tiessen is a soil scientist with expertise in agronomy, food security, and long-term protection of soil and water. He holds a PhD from McGill University in Montreal. At IDRC, he is the program coordinator of the CA$124 million Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) – a joint program of IDRC and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. He also co-manages a CA$45 million portfolio of 17 CIFSRF projects located in South Asia and Africa. He is widely published in fields ranging from potato and wheat production in Canada, to soil and water conservation in Latin America, to crop-livestock integration in Africa.