Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam
Cao Duc Phat is the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for Vietnam. Prior to holding this position, he was the Director-General of the Department of Policy and the Director-General of the Department of Planning and Projection within MARD. He is also a member of the Party Central Committee and the National Congress of Vietnam.
He has authored a number of research studies and was co-author of the book Dragon Trail: Economic reform in Vietnam. He holds a Doctorate of Economics from the Belarus Academy of Agriculture and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.