Hans Herren is a Swiss entomologist and development specialist who has made significant contributions to the field of sustainable agriculture and the conservation of biodiversity.
He is best known for his work in promoting ecological approaches to pest management and in developing sustainable agriculture systems in Africa.
His leadership of a major biological pest management campaign in Africa successfully averted a major food crisis that could have claimed an estimated 20 million lives.
Three of his greatest contributions to science are:
Herren led a successful biological control program in Africa, which aimed to reduce the impact of invasive pests on agricultural crops.
His work helped to demonstrate the effectiveness of ecological approaches to pest management and has inspired similar programs around the world.
Herren has been a leading advocate for sustainable agriculture systems, which aim to promote environmentally-friendly farming practices and improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.
He co-founded the Biovision Foundation, which has helped to promote sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Africa.
Awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
He received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," for his work in promoting sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation.
Herren's contributions to the field of sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation have had a significant impact on efforts to promote ecological approaches to pest management and to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Africa.
His work continues to inspire new generations of scientists and environmental advocates around the world.