Simon Heck


Simon Heck is RTB’s Flagship Project 4 Leader and a Program Leader at the International Potato Center (CIP) where he oversees the Center’s sweetpotato research and development programs in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Simon has more than 30 years experience in agricultural, social and policy research with the CGIAR, IUCN, DFID, and Boston University. His current research includes assessing the scalability of integrated agriculture-nutrition-market interventions promoting orange-fleshed sweetpotato and other nutritious crops. As a research manager, he oversees food science, post-harvest and nutrition research to diversify the utilization of sweetpotato for nutrition and incomes. Simon holds a PhD in Anthropology from Boston University and is currently based with CIP in Uganda.