Director of the China Office of Strategy Coordination at Wageningen University, Netherlands
Zhang Xiaoyong is a Chinese agricultural economist and the Director of the China Office of Strategy Coordination at Wageningen University, Netherlands. She is a leading expert on agricultural development and trade, and has worked on a number of projects to promote sustainable agriculture in China and other developing countries. She received her PhD in agricultural economics from Wageningen University in 2005. She then worked as a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where she studied the impact of trade liberalization on agricultural development. In 2015, she joined Wageningen University as a professor of agricultural economics.
She is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the International Association of Agricultural Economists. She has published over 100 academic papers in leading journals, and has received numerous awards for her research. In her current role, she is responsible for coordinating Wageningen University's research and education activities in China. She is also a member of the China-Netherlands Joint Research Centre on Sustainable Agriculture.
She is a passionate advocate for sustainable agriculture. She believes that agriculture can play a key role in addressing global challenges such as food security, climate change, and poverty. She is committed to working with Chinese and international partners to develop and implement innovative solutions to these challenges.