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Maryam Rezaei

Research Fellow

  • Climate and Sustainability
Portrait of Maryam Rezaei

Maryam is a Research Fellow in the Climate and Sustainability team. She brings more than 15 years’ experience in sustainable food systems, including policy advice and capacity building in value chain development and rural livelihoods, urban food systems and food loss and waste reduction.

Working across sectors in different countries, with governments, the private sector, NGOs and international development organizations, she has managed multi-disciplinary teams, supported inter-governmental processes, and implemented major technical projects and programmes with a focus on building the resilience, inclusion and sustainability of food systems.

Prior to joining ODI, Maryam worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome as a food systems programme advisor, and team leader on value chain and agribusiness development at the FAO regional office for the Near East and North Africa in Cairo, Egypt.

Maryam has a BSc in food science and technology and a Masters in Food Identity from Ecole Supérieure d'Agricultures d’Angers in France, with a specialization in applying food science and technology for sustainable local food systems development.