I am currently Information Management Specialist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Until recently, I was partnership facilitator and digital innovation adviser at the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), coordinating a collective action on inclusive digital agriculture. Previously, I worked for the Statistics Department of FAO in the FAO Data Lab and briefly collaborated with CTA and the World Bank on agricultural data policy issues. Before that, I had already worked extensively with FAO and GFAR  as project manager and convener, representing them in EC-funded projects on data infrastructures (agINFRABig Data Europe) and managing open data platforms in coordination with other global and regional actors, and later convening workshops and webinars on the issue of farmers' data rights and farmer-centric digital agriculture.

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I'm very proud to have co-organized and animated an e-conversation on "DIGITALIZATION AND AGROECOLOGY: A CHALLENGING MARRIAGE?"  together with colleagues from the Digital Agri Hub, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the University of British Columbia, and the Agroecology Coalition. We recently published the summary below. [Re-posted from the Digital Agri Hub and the GFAR websites] ---------------   The Digital Agri Hub, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the University of British Columbia, and the Agroecology Coalition facilitated...
On 6 June 2023, I moderated a panel discussion on "Mainstreaming land rights of the rural poor in the climate discourse", co-organized by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), and the Land Portal Foundation. The discussion took place as a sid vnt at the 8th Africa Agribusiness and Science Week in Durban, South Africa. Its aim was increasing public understanding of the links between climate change, disasters, and land tenure...
GFAR Panel discussion at COP27
This year, food systems were for the first time recognized as a key issue at COP27, and for the first time FAO had a Pavilion there, sponsored together with the CGIAR and the Rockefeller Foundation. GFAR responded to the FAO/CGIAR Pavilion call for side event proposals, and the proposed panel discussion on “Inclusive climate-smart digital technologies: can/will small-scale farmers get on board?” was selected to be hosted at the Pavilion during the COP. The topic of the side event was proposed because the issue of how inclusive digital agriculture solutions are, which is at the center of the...
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