MIER is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dr Shaufique Fahmi Ahmad Sidique as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow. Dr Shaufique is Professor of Agricultural Economics at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Director of the Institute of Plantation Studies there. His research interests are mainly in agricultural policy, food security and resource economics. Professor Shaufique holds a PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cardiff University.