Keith Jones is Manager, Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture with CropLife International, the global federation representing the plant science industry that develops crop protection and agricultural biotechnology products. His main role at CropLife is to oversee the federation's global stewardship activities, which includes support for safe use and integrated pest management, as well as programmes to manage empty pesticide containers and obsolete pesticide stocks.
Prior to joining CropLife, he was Head of sustainable agriculture at the Natural Resources Institute in the University of Greenwich (United Kingdom), where he worked on development projects researching and promoting integrated pest management strategies. During this time he worked in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, including a four-year secondment to CARE International in Sri Lanka.
He has a BSc in applied entomology and environmental studies and a PhD from the University of Reading. He has authored more than 50 scientific articles.