Luca Russo

Senior Food Crises Analyst and Strategic Adviser at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Luca Russo is an agricultural economist with wide field experience, particularly in Africa. His main area of expertise is food security and resilience in protracted crises and related policy and analytical frameworks. He has published extensively on the topic. Luca currently works at FAO, as Senior Food Crises Analyst and Strategic Adviser in the Management Team, tasked with the overall implementation of FAO’s Strategic Programme on Resilience, where he leads major food security and resilience related analytical works such as the Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), Early Warning for Early Action (EWEA) and the Resilience Index for Measurement and analysis (RIMA), which are particularly relevant to evidence based resilience and food security programming. Luca also leads FAO work in promoting resilience in fragile and conflicts affected contexts