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Marcela Villarreal Pouw

Director of Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development - FAO (UN)

Marcela Villarreal has a PhD in Rural Sociology from Cornell University and a BA/MA in Systems and Computing Engineering from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá.She is responsible for the implementation of FAO’s innovative strategies on partnerships with civil society, academia and research institutions, and for the collaboration with UN agencies.

She coordinates the initiative on the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture (CFS-RAI), FAO’s policy on Indigenous Peoples, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, the Parliamentarian Fronts against Hunger initiative and the Decade of Family Farming, among others.

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