Jon Hellin is a Senior Scientist in the Socio-Economics Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). He has 27 years’ agricultural research-for-development experience from Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. His research has focused on farmers’ access to markets within globalized food systems; soil and water conservation; agro-forestry; climate change adaptation and mitigation; and the fostering of agricultural innovation systems. Current research focuses on i) weather-based index insurance and farmer uptake of climate smart agriculture ii) analysis of market trajectories and the implications for commodities and cross-sector linkages for maize and wheat producing economies, and iii) agricultural development in the Western Highlands of Guatemala focusing on farmers’ use of maize landraces and soil conservation practices. He has authored and co-authored two books, over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and a further 100 articles and book chapters.