Anti-hunger and social rights activist, with more than fourteen years of experience on Food Security, Human Rights and Nutrition in Latin America, Africa and the Caucasus. Main areas of interest are as follows: Food governance, transition from fuel-based agriculture to sustainable food production, right to food, climate change, food culture and ethics of development.
I have worked with NGOs, the European Commission and FAO, having lived in Georgia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Guatemala, Italy, Chile and Nicaragua. In addition to that, I have a rather strong commitment and interest on biodiversity conservation, mainly plants and birds; and plant genetic resources for agriculture.
I developed the conceptual framework, technical details and fundraising of (a) the high-level regional initiative “Hunger-free Latin America and the Caribbean” (http://www.rlc.fao.org/iniciativa), as well as (b) the Chair on Hunger and Poverty Studies of the University of Cordoba (http://www.cehap.org). In the Food Security area, I have varied experience in national and regional food policies, institutional building, advocacy and applied research on social rights (mainly the Right to Food), capacity building, project planning, monitoring and evaluation, Food Security information and communication.