The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) develops the research priorities for the Strategic Research Agenda, scopes FACCE-JPI actions through input to working groups developing joint actions, is involved in the evaluation of the JPI actions, and advises the Governing Board.
The members are experts in a diversity of disciplines and are selected for their outstanding academic record and international visibility and reputation.
They are active at international level (e.g. IPCC, ICSU panel etc.) and have a broad vision of the challenges facing agriculture, food and climate change. The SAB comprising of 14 members and 1 associate member representative is elected by the Governing Board.
The SAB is chaired by Professor Gianluca Brunori, Professor of Food Policy at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa.
The Vice Chairs are Professor Jørgen Eivind Olesen; Professor in climate change and agriculture at Aarhus University and adjunct professor at University of Copenhagen and Dr. Anne Mottet; Livestock Development Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.