Prof. Alan Ker
Dr. Alan Ker

Dr. Alan Ker, a professor in the University of Guelph’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES).

The award is the highest honour given by CAES to its members.

Ker is the Ontario Agricultural College research chair in agricultural risk and policy and director of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy. An award-winning scholar in his field, he has published in major journals on a variety of subjects, including agricultural economics, law, animal science and plant science.

Among Ker’s current research interests is the investigation of the link between climate change, innovation and yield volatilities.

He is the managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Under his leadership, the journal published two special issues on COVID-19 and Canadian agriculture and food sectors, something the CAES noted as one of his important contributions to the discipline.