Mr Máximo Torero

Title: Chief Economist

E-mail: [email protected]


Mr Torero, a national of Peru, holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru. He is a professor on leave at the University of the Pacific, Perú, and has also published in top journals (QJE, Econometric Theory, AER-Applied Microeconomics, RSTAT, Labor Economics and many others).

Mr Torero was, from November 2016 to November 2018, the World Bank Group Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Prior to the World Bank, Mr Torero joined the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in 2004; was the Division Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, leader of the Global Research Program on Institutions and Infrastructure for Market Development and Director for Latin America. Prior to joining IFPRI, he was a senior researcher and member of the executive committee at Group of Analysis for Development (GRADE).

Mr Torero has received in 2000 the Georg Foster Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, won the Award for Outstanding Research on Development given by the Global Development Network, twice, in 2000 and in 2002, and received the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole in 2014.


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In the media

CNN en Español

Portafolio Global CNN: El Desafío De La Seguridad Alimentaria En Tiempos Del Coronavirus


Politico incorporated Maximo Torero’s words into a broader story about Europe’s supermarkets.


Coronavirus: How robust is our food chain?


Can't find what you want in the grocery store? Here's why


Coronavirus: Where did all the food go?

Corriere della Sera

Covid-19, il monito della FAO: «Il mondo sia pronto a battersi per chi ha meno»


There’s no good reason to hoard anything


Countries follow consumers in stockpiling food

France 24

Máximo Torero: “FAO is closely monitoring what happens to food”

BBC The World

Food supply logistics need a coronavirus ‘reset,’ says UN economist


FAO: No food shortage amid COVID-19, but logistics disruptions to global supply chain

Foreign Policy.

How to Stop a Looming Food Crisis


Without food, there can be no exit from the pandemic

BBC Business (radio)

An alliance of agencies say the Covid-19 outbreak could cause widespread food insecurity


COVID-19 food crisis "entirely avoidable", but quick and strategic action needed


Warnings of unrest mount as coronavirus hits food availability


Trade within Africa will help maintain food security through the pandemic, FAO says

Food Tank

Countries must resist the urge to panic because trade restrictions and hoarding will only intensify the crisis and disrupt supply chains

La Vanguardia

If trade is closed there is a risk of food crisis

Barilla’s Foundation Magazine

Covid-19: how to mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems

The Punch

Feeding during lockdown now more expensive — Lagos, Ogun, FCT residents


Máximo Torero: "That food is a business is not bad, what is bad is that it is speculated on"

Teheran Times

FAO, Iran cooperate to support capacity building


This is no time to allow for food loss, waste

El Pais

Es momento de proteger el flujo de alimentos en todo el mundo


Farm to fork at risk?

Al Jazeera

Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to a food crisis?

Time Magazine

 How Coronavirus Is Exposing the World’s Fragile Food Supply Chain – and Could Leave Millions Hungry


Without food there can be no health: how access to food and nutrition was affected during the pandemic

El Mercurio

The struggle of indigenous people in Latin America not to dispear amid Covid-19 pandemic

Wandieville Media

COVID-19 risk to food-chain supply in Africa with Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO

Voice of America

Coronavirus: Global Food Crisis

La Repubblica

Crisi alimentare: in un mondo pieno di cibo, il coronavirus mette in ginocchio i più deboli


Il coronavirus ha provocato una crisi alimentare in un mondo pieno di cibo

China Times

疫情打亂全球供應鏈 FAO:新興國家陷糧食危機


FAO: los países más afectados por la falta de alimentos en América Latina