Research Professor Soil and Water Sciences
Pedro Sanchez is a research professor of tropical soils who studies the connections between tropical soil management, fertility, and food security. At the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Sanchez leads the development of a collaborative program on food and environmental security in Cuba and incorporates UF faculty and students in the long-standing food security programs he continues to be involved with in tropical Africa.
Prior to joining UF, Pedro Sanchez was Director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center and a Senior Research Scholar at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Pedro Sanchez is a World Food Prize recipient, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He served as Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya from 1991-2001, as co-chair of the United Nations Millennium Project Hunger Task Force, and as Director of the Millennium Villages Project.