Lever Director – Food Environment and Consumer Behavior CIAT  




Mark Lundy is the Lever Director of the Food Environment and Consumer Behavior area at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He has been working for CIAT since 1999, based in Colombia.

Mark is a senior research manager adept at connecting diverse actors, approaches and knowledge to solve concrete problems. He has an extensive experience leading multicultural, interdisciplinary scientific teams to solve complex, systemic problems including the design of efficient, inclusive and sustainable food systems.

Mark holds a MSc in Community and Regional Planning and a MA in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin.


Sloan, Kealy, Elizabeth Teague, Tiffany Talsma, Stephanie Daniels, Christian Bunn, Laurence Jassogne, and Mark Lundy. 2019. “One Size Does Not Fit All: Private-Sector Perspectives on Climate Change, Agriculture and Adaptation.” In The Climate-Smart Agriculture Papers, edited by Todd S. Rosenstock, Andreea Nowak, and Evan Girvetz, 227–33. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Christian Bunn, Peter Läderach, Amos Quaye, Sander Muilerman, Martin R.A. Noponen, Mark Lundy. 2019. “Recommendation domains to scale out climate change adaptation in cocoa production in Ghana”, Climate Services, Volume 16, 2019, 100123,

Bunn, Christian, Fabio Castro, Mark Lundy, and Peter Läderach. 2018. “Climate Change and Cocoa Cultivation.” In Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Cocoa, edited by Pathmanathan Umaharan, 445–67. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

Abbott, P.C., Benjamin, T.J., Burniske, G.R., Croft, M.M., Fenton, M., Kelly, C.R., Lundy, M., Rodriguez Camayo, F., Wilcox M.D. (2018). An analysis of the supply chain of cacao in Colombia. United States Agency for International Development – USAID. Cali. CO. 208 p.

Sheridan M; Rodríguez-Camayo F; Lundy M; Eitzinger A; González C; Montenegro A; Ramírez-Villegas J. 2015. Using scientific evidence to link private and public sectors in the planning process: Observations from coffee sector engagement in Nariño, Colombia. CIAT Policy Brief No. 23. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia. 8 p.

Lundy, M., Bexc, G., Rodriguez Camayo, F., Oberthur, T. 2012. Business models for quality coffee. In T. Oberthur, P. Läderach, H.A. J. Pohlan and J. Cock (eds.) Specialty Coffee: Managing Quality. International Plant Nutrition Institute, Southeast Asia Program, Penang, Malaysia


Mark’s research focuses on market and food systems, participatory approaches and their adaptation to drive private and public policy to improve the inclusion of the poor while balancing resilience and sustainability concerns.

He also works on climate resilient value chains for coffee and cocoa in Africa and Latin America, focused on how to link private sector investment and incentives with improved climate resilience in smallholder systems.

Mark is currently working mostly on the interface between climate change, value chains and living income and wages.