About the Author
Ralph Cummings Jr.
Ralph Cummings Jr. has served with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Harvard Development Advisory Service as well as faculties of several U.S. universities. He has been U.S. Representative to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and U.S. Executive Director to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He has authored, co-authored, or edited six books and numerous published articles.