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International Food and Agribusiness
Management Review
A publication dedicated to timely research and discussions on the global food system

Executive Editor 

Kevin Zhigang Chen
Qiushi Chair Professor and International Dean, China Academy for Rural Development and School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, China; and Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Managing Editors

Managing Editors act as agents assisting the authors to perfect their scholarship, and help them to achieve maximal impact from their work. The Review is an international journal welcoming reviewers, editors, and manuscripts from around the world. We welcome inquiries from scholars seeking to become more involved with the management of the IFAMR whether as a Managing Editor, a Special Issue Editor, or a member of the Editorial Board. We would love to visit with interested faculty in your department. Kindly send a current CV and inquiries to  


Ram N Acharya  
New Mexico State University, USA

Getu Hailu  
University of Gulph, Canada

Trey Malone  
Michigan State University, USA

Eric Micheels  
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

William Nganje  
North Dakota State, US

Brent Ross  
Michigan State University, USA

Alexsan Shanoyan  
Kansas State University, USA

Cheryl Wachenheim  
North Dakota State  University, USA

Nicole Widmar  
Purdue University, USA


Laura Carraresi  
University of Bonn, France 

Alessio Cavicchi  
University of Macerata, Italy

Christina Santini  
University San Raffaele, Italy 

Loïc Sauvée  
UniLaSalle, Beauvais, France 

Hans De Steur  
Ghent University, Belgium


Ajuruchukwu Obi  
University of Fort Hare, South Africa


Aziz Da Silva Júnior  
Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil

Luis Emilio Morales  
University of New England, Australia


Dao the Anh  
Vietnam Academy of  Agriculture Science, Vietnam

Derek Baker  
University of New England, Australia

Fu Jeff Jia  
University of York, UK

Wanglin Ma  
Lincoln University, New Zealand

Rui Mao  
Zhejiang University, China

Sudarshan Naidu  
Shiv Nadar University, India

Nicola M. Shadbolt  
Massey University, Australia 

Fu-Sheng Tsai  
Cheng Shiu University

IFAMR Editorial Advisory Board

Gregory Baker  
Santa Clara University, US

Vera Bitsch  
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Esteban Brenes  
INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Roberto Feeney  
Austral University, Argentina

Jeff Jia  
University of York, UK

Melissa van der Merwe  
University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Johan Van Rooyen  
Stellenbosch University, South Africa 

Brent Ross  
University of Michigan, US

Gerhard Schiefer  
University of Bonn, Germany

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Managing Editor Activities and Responsibilities 

  1. Each Managing Editor is responsible for the double-blind peer review process of one manuscript a month, on average.
  2. The Managing Editor may suggest reviewers to the Administrative Editor for a particular manuscript, or the Business Office will provide a list of potential reviewers.
  3. The Managing Editor works with reviewers to assure that reviews are timely and of high quality. Our expectation is that the first reviews will be completed and returned to authors within 90 days from submission.
  4. The Managing Editor reviews the paper, summarizes the manuscript reviews, provides the author with direction and counsel, and renders an opinion about the quality and readiness for publication of the manuscript. 
  5. The Managing Editor will attend the annual IFAMA World Conference if possible to meet and collaborate with other attending IFAMR Managing Editors during a luncheon.
  6. The Managing Editor will help attract submissions, promote the journal among their relevant community, identify new reviewers, and solicit Special Issues to the Review.
  7. IFAMA provides complimentary annual membership for the entire Managing Editor team to acknowledge and appreciate your contribution to the journal.
  8. Managing Editors are encouraged to give advice on how best to develop the journal and invite new contributors for the journal who wish to play an active editorial role.


Year-to-year, upon discussion with the Executive Editor. Managing Editor appointments are renewable by mutual agreement. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a Managing Editor, please send a current copy of your CV to Dr. Kevin Chen:

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