Dr Olaf Erenstein is the Director of Research Integrity within the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) team based at the World Resources Institute (WRI) The Hague. In this role he supports the development of a Coalition-wide research strategy, as well as oversees a rigorous quality assurance process for all knowledge products bearing the FOLU (and WRI) logo. He is an agri-food systems R&D professional with a multi-disciplinary background and some 3 decades of experience in the Global South, including being posted and working in Africa (West, eastern & southern), South Asia and Mexico. Much of his international career was associated with the CGIAR focusing on research for development in agri-food and land use systems and the environmental and development implications. He previously was Socio-Economics Program Director for 8 years with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico. He holds a PhD and MSc in agricultural development economics from Wageningen University, Netherlands as well as a MSc in tropical agronomy from the same university and has an established publication record (115 journal publications recognized in Scopus, with a h-index 33).