Carolina Rizzi Starr

Carolina Rizzi Starr

Agriculture Officer

FAO

Biography

An ecologist with a large experience on rural extension and rural development, for more than 7 years supported agroecological transition in agrarian reform settlements in Brazil. 5 years of experience in the Ministry of Agrarian Development in Brazil advising on biodiversity, ecosystem services and intellectual property rights related to family farmers, including multilateral agreements as CBD and its Protocols, ITPGRFA, the Specialized Meeting on Family Farming of MERCOSUR (REAF). In 2015 she joined FAO first as a consultant in the HQ (Rome and for 3 years she supported the development of the agroecology agenda within FAO, also acted as the focal point for the International Pollinators Initiative and supporting different projects and programmes related to biodiversity and ecosystem services within the food system. In last July she joined the FAO Regional office of Europe and Central Asia as the agriculture officer responsible for the implementation of agroecology in this specific region.

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