Dr. Tugrul Temel is currently working as senior research fellow at Development Research Institute of Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Prior to this, Dr. Temel worked at various international/national organizations and universities, where he gained substantial experience in applied policy research, research management, and teaching and supervising. His applied policy research focuses on the formulation of agricultural policy, research and technology policy, innovation policy and policies aimed at growth, poverty reduction and food security. In his career to date, he has acquired a large number of projects from FAO, WHO, IFAD, UNDP, IMF, the World Bank, the European Union, the European Commission, and as part of these projects he carried out capacity building activities in the countries of Central-West Asia, the Caucasus, sub-Saharan Africa, and Middle East-North Africa. Dr. Temel has taught at University of Minnesota, Rutgers University, Wageningen University among others in areas including institutional change, innovation systems, economic growth, economic development and quantitative methods. He has widely published in journals and books, acted as a guest editor in professional journals, organized workshops for high-level policy makers. He has a good command of several languages, including Turkish (mother tongue), English (excellent), Dutch (good), and Japanese (good).