The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) develops the research priorities for the Strategic Research Agenda, scopes FACCE-JPI actions through input to working groups developing joint actions, is involved in the evaluation of the JPI actions, and advises the Governing Board.
The members are experts in a diversity of disciplines and are selected for their outstanding academic record and international visibility and reputation.
They are active at international level (e.g. IPCC, ICSU panel etc.) and have a broad vision of the challenges facing agriculture, food and climate change. The SAB comprising of 14 members and 1 associate member representative is elected by the Governing Board.
The SAB is chaired by Professor Frank Ewert, director of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung - ZALF) in Germany. Professor Gianluca Brunori is the Vice-Chair of the board.