Richard Waite is a Research Associate in the World Resources Institute’s Food Program.
He works on the Better Buying Lab, an initiative that brings together food companies with experts in marketing and behavior change to enable consumers to buy and eat more sustainable foods, and leads the Lab’s work on environmental metrics and targets. He is an author of the World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, which looks at solutions to help the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development while reducing pressure on the environment. Prior to joining WRI in 2007, Rich lived in Cameroon for four years, where he served as an agroforestry extension agent with the U.S. Peace Corps and then as Assistant Coordinator for the U.S. Embassy’s international development programs. He holds an M.A. in International Development Studies, with concentrations in Environment and Food Security, from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.