Letter from academics, scientists & researchers expressing concern regarding FAO’s announcement of plans to forge a new strategic partnership with CropLife International

19 November 2020

Director-General Qu Dongyu
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

Dear Director General Qu, 

We write as 286 scientists, researchers and academics to express our deep concern over your recently announced plans to “renew and strengthen” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s alliance with CropLife International — the trade association for the pesticide/biotech industry — and to “explore new partnerships” with that industry.  

Your proposal to deepen FAO’s collaboration with CropLife International undermines FAO’s policy on minimizing the harms of chemical pesticide use worldwide, including the risks associated with highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs), many of which are produced by CropLife members such as Bayer Crop Science, Corteva Agriscience, Syngenta, BASF and FMC. 

UN institutions including the FAO should not be supporting a consortium of private businesses that stand to profit from the continued sale of products with documented harmful impacts on biodiversity including pollinators, ecosystem integrity and function, the health and livelihood of peasant farmers, vulnerable agricultural workers, rural and Indigenous communities. These sales are increasing in many countries of the Global South. A strategic alignment by FAO with this industry poses a fundamental conflict of interest with the UN mission and mandate to protect biodiversity, support the public good, and respect, protect and fulfill human rights such as the rights to health, a safe working environment, clean air and water, among others. This arrangement is the equivalent of the World Health Organization announcing a joint venture with Philip Morris to prevent lung cancer.

Furthermore, your proposed strategic alignment with CropLife undercuts FAO’s exemplary work to date in advancing agroecology, an approach that has been recognized by the High Level Panel of Experts’ 2019 report as offering robust pathways towards urgently needed transformations of our food and farming systems. Continued reliance on hazardous chemical pesticides — arguably an inevitable outcome of your plans to deepen collaboration with the global manufacturers of those very products — is incongruent with FAO’s responsibility to strengthen member states’ technical and policy capacities in health-protective, ecologically sound and sustainable agriculture.  

Finally, we strongly endorse the letter of concern sent to your office on 19 November by over 350 civil society organizations from over 60 countries around the world.

We urge you to immediately withdraw your proposal to formalize FAO’s collaboration with CropLife International and instead, to “renew and strengthen” FAO’s commitment to an agroecological transformation of our food and farming systems and to the reduction of reliance on hazardous chemical pesticides and those technologies designed to perpetuate their use.

Sincerely,

*Institutional affiliation provided for identification purposes only

Molly Anderson, PhD
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Food Studies & Academic Director of Food Studies
Middlebury College, USA

Maywa Montenegro, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Annie Shattuck, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Indiana University, USA

Alastair Iles, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, MTS, PhD
Associate Professor
School of International Service
American University
Washington DC (Piscataway traditional territories), USA

M. Jahi Chappell, PhD
Executive Director
Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON), USA

Antonio Roman-Alcalá
PhD Candidate
Institute for Social Sciences, The Hague, Netherlands

Marcia Ishii, PhD
Senior Scientist
Pesticide Action Network North America, USA

Kathryn Teigen De Master, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Harriet Friedmann, PhD
Professor Emerita
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
University of Toronto, Canada

Liz Carlisle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies Program
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Jessie K. Luna, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Colorado State University, USA

Miguel A Altieri, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Agroecology
University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA, USA

Ulrich Schmutz, PhD
Associate Professor for Organic Horticulture and Ecological Economics
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Brian Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University, USA

Bonnie M. Miller, PhD
Professor of American Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Yona Sipos, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor, Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health
University of Washington, USA

Bruce Ferguson, PhD
Researcher and Professor, Agroecology
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico

Neeraja Havaligi, PhD
Courtesy Faculty Environmental Sciences Graduate Program
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Matthew Canfield, PhD
Assistant Professor
Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Society
Leiden Law School, Netherlands

J. Arbuckle, PhD
Professor
Department of Sociology
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, USA

Amy Sidran
MSAG, Washington State University
Farm Education Coordinator
The Hotchkiss School
Lakeville, CT, USA

Gilbert W. Gillespie Jr., PhD.
Retired Senior Research Associate/Senior Lecturer
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University, USA

Colin Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Nicholas A. Jackson, PhD
Honorary Research Fellow
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Douglas Jackson-Smith, PhD
Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Ohio State University
Wooster, OH, USA

Theresa Selfa, PhD
Professor, Environmental Studies
SUNY-Environmental Science & Forestry
Syracuse, NY, USA

James Bingen, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, USA

Hans R Herren, PhD
President Millennium Institute
Washington, DC, USA

Hart N. Feuer, PhD
Junior Associate Professor
Kyoto University, Japan

Melissa Perry, ScD, MHS, FACE
Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University, USA

Catherine Badgley, PhD
Professor
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Emma McDonell, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN, USA

Jonathan Lundgren, PhD
Director
Ecdysis Foundation, USA

Craig A. Downs, PhD
Executive Director
Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, USA

Johann G. Zaller, PhD
Assoc. Prof., Institute of Zoology,
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Vienna, Austria

Vivian Wauters, PhD
Postdoctoral scholar
University of California, Davis,
Davis, CA, USA

Jennifer Nicklay
PhD student
University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, MN, USA

Youjin B. Chung, PhD
Assistant Professor
Energy and Resources Group & Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Nicole M. Civita, JD, LLM
Instructor & Sustainable Food Systems Lead, Masters of the Environment
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO, US

Charles Levkoe, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Shiney Varghese
Senior Policy Analyst
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Inger Elisabeth Måren, PhD
Associate Professor & UNESCO Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway

Amy Ickowitz, PhD
Senior Scientist
Center for International Forestry Research
Bogor, Indonesia

Anne Godlewska, PhD
Professor
Geography and Planning
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Stephan Rist, PhD
Professor
UNESCO Chair on Cultural and Natural Heritage and Sustainable Mountain Development
Institute of Geography
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Dave Goulson, PhD
Professor
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton, UK

Valentina Gallo, PhD
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Sustainable Health
University of Groningen / Campus Fryslân
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Rick Welsh, PhD
Falk Family Endowed Professor & Chair
Department of Nutrition & Food Studies
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, USA

Jean-Marc Bonmatin, PhD
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Orléans, France

Maarten Bijleveld van Lexmond, PhD
Chair IUCN-Task Force on Systemic Pesticides
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Olwenn V Martin
Lecturer in Global Challenges
Brunel University, UK

Chris Maughan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Nina Isabella Moeller, PhD
Associate Professor
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Diana V Luna-Gonzalez
Research Associate
Agroecology Livelihoods Collaborative
University of Vermont, USA

Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY, USA

Joni Seager, PhD
Goldman Distinguished Professor
Global Studies/ Geography
Bentley University
Waltham, MA, USA

Becky Mansfield, PhD
Professor
Department of Geography
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

Graham Whitelaw, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Environmental Studies
Queen’s University
Ontario, Canada

Bruno Borsari, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Winona State University
Winona, MN, USA

Hannah Wittman, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Fran Klodawsky, PhD
Professor Emerita
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Philip H. Howard, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University, MI, USA

Karen Saunders
PhD Candidate
Environmental Studies Program
Antioch University New England, USA

Maggie Shanahan
PhD Candidate
Department of Entomology
University of Minnesota, USA

Elizabeth Magnuson
MPH Candidate
Community Health Promotion Program
University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA

Kendra Strauss, PhD
Director and Associate Professor,
The Labour Studies Program
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada

Goiuri Alberdi, PhD
PostDoctoral Fellow
University of the Basque Country
Bilbao, Basque Country

Lieba Faier, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Erik Millstone, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Science Policy Research Unit
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Sharon Perrone
PhD Candidate
Department of Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Targol Mesbah, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology and Social Change
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA, USA

Leah Utyasheva, PhD
Policy Director
Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

Florianne Koechlin
Blueridge Institute
Switzerland

Cecilia Elizondo
Académica
El Colegio de la frontera sur
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México

Carolina Londoño Sánchez
Bióloga, Universidad del Valle
Curadora Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle
Cali-Colombia

Dvera I. Saxton, PhD
Medical and Environmental Anthropologist
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA, USA

Anton Safer, Dr. (PhD), Dipl.-Ing.agr. (MSc agronomy)
Senior Scientist Epidemiology (retired)
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Germany

Ernst von Weizsäcker Prof. Dr.rer.nat (PhD)
Dean Emeritus, School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Professor, Freiburg University, Germany

Teresa Lloro, PhD
Community Food Activist
Associate Professor, Department of Liberal Studies
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA, USA

Irena Knezevic, PhD
Associate Professor, Communication and Media Studies
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

Hailey Shanovich, MS
PhD Student
Department of Entomology
University of Minnesota, USA

Peter Andree, PhD
Professor
Department of Political Science
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

V. Ernesto Méndez, PhD
Professor of Agroecology and Environmental Studies
Co-Director, Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC)
Interim Chair, Plant and Soil Science Department
University of Vermont, USA

Serin Houston, PhD
Assistant Professor, Geography and International Relations
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA, USA

Maureen Hays-Mitchell, PhD
Professor of Geography
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, USA

Aaron Eddens, PhD
Assistant Professor, Area and Global Studies
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI, USA

Edward Mitchell, PhD
Professor of Biology
University of Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies
Faculty Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
Harvard University, USA

Inge Armbrecht, PhD
Professor
Universidad del Valle, Biology Department,
Cali, Colombia

Francisco Sanchez-Bayo, PhD
Honorary Associate
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Christine M. Porter, PhD
Associate Professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Community & Public Health
Chair, Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability (INFAS)
University of Wyoming, USA

Pierre Mineau, PhD
Principal Scientist at Pierre Mineau Consulting
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Kristine Madsen, MD MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences
Faculty Director, Berkeley Food Institute
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Ellen R. Hansen, PhD
Professor
Department of Social Sciences
Emporia State University
Emporia KS, USA

Daniel J. Hicks, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences
University of California, Merced, USA

Elizabeth Hoover, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California Berkeley
Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance
Slow Food Turtle Island Organization

Joseph Gazing Wolf
Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA

Prita Lal
Member of the Faculty
Food Justice/Food Policy
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA, USA

Werner Rolf, PhD
Research and Teaching Associate
School of Life Sciences
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Elisa Oteros-Roza, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chair on Agroecology and Food Systems
University of Vic, Catalonia, Spain

Mira Shiva, MD
Doctors for Food Safety and Biosafety
New Delhi, India

Ramón Jarquin Gálvez, PhD
Profesor-Investigador FAyV-UASLP-México
Coordinador P.E. Ing. en Agroecología
Miembro del Comité de Honor y Justicia
Sociedad Mexicana de Agricultura Sostenible A.C.
Mexico

Alanna K. Higgins
PhD Candidate
Department of Geology and Geography
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, USA

Ivette Perfecto, PhD
James E. Cowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Gordon Fitch,
PhD Candidate
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hunter Francis
Director, Center for Sustainability
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Miguel A. Escalona, PhD
Profesor
Universidad Veracruzana
México

Narciso Barrera Bassols, PhD
Investigador Nacional SNI III
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Coordinador del Grupo de Trabajo Agroecología Política CLACSO
México

Georgina M. Catacora-Vargas, PhD
Faculty member and researcher
UAC Tiahuanacu – UCB
La Paz, Bolivia

David A. Cleveland, PhD
Research Professor
Environmental Studies Program and Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Daniela Soleri, PhD
Research Scientist
Geography Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Nathan Donley, PhD
Senior Scientist
Center for Biological Diversity
Olympia, WA, USA

Andrea Gómez Lozano
Mestranda do programa em Desenvolvimento Rural PGDR
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS
Porto Alegre, Brasil

Adriana Garriga-Lopez, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Christy Morrissey, PhD
Professor
Biology and School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Roseann Cohen, PhD
Executive Director
Community Agroecology Network
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Peter Rosset, PhD
Professor
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)
Chiapas, Mexico

Fabián Carvallo Vargas M. en Com.
Red Mexicana de Periodistas Ambientales
México

Heidi Liere, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
Seattle University,
Seattle, WA, USA

Mirna Ambrosio Montoya
Estudiante de Doctorado en Agroecología
Universidad de Córdoba
Córdoba, Spain

Rachel Jade Kuzmich, BSc (hons)
PhD Candidate
Geography and Planning
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, CanadaPatrice

Gustavo Alegría Fernández
Candidato a Doctor Medio Ambiente y Sociedad
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Docente
Universidad del Cauca-Colombia

Erin Debenport, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Studies
UCLA Department of Anthropology
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Anne C. Bellows, PhD
Professor of Food Studies
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, USA

Piet Wit
Chair CEM-IUCN 2008 – 2016
Oudemirdum
The Netherlands

Manuel González de Molina, PhD
Full Professor
Agroecosystems History Lab
Universidad pablo de Olavide
Seville, Spain

Marta Noemí Boetto, Dra. en Ciencias Agropecuarias
Profesora Asociada y Coordinadora Ecología Agrícola
CLAySA (Cátedra Libre de Agroecología y Soberanía Alimentaria)
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Córdoba, Argentina

Lesli Hoey, PhD
Associate Professor
Taubman College, Urban and Regional Planning Program
Sustainable Food Systems Initiative
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Maria R. Finckh, PhD
Professor
Ecological Plant Protection
Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences,
University of Kassel,
Witzenhausen, Germany

Patrice A. Marchand, PhD, DSc
Senior Researcher
The Organic Food and Farming Institute
Paris, France

Nicole Wamma
Masters Student
Department of Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Laurence HUC, PhD
Senior Researcher
Toxalim INRAE, ENVT, University of Toulouse, UMR1331
Toulouse, France

Erin Lowe, MS
PhD candidate
Department of Environment and Resource Management
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Barbara Gemmill-Herren, PhD
Prescott College
Prescott, Arizona, USA

Kathleen McAfee, PhD
Professor of International Relations
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, USA

Marcel Achkar, PhD
Profesor Geografía Rural
Universidad de la República
Montevideo Uruguay

Doug Gurian-Sherman, PhD
Honorary Research Fellow
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Robert G. Wallace, PhD
Program Manager
Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps
St Paul, USA

Peter Clausing, PhD
Toxicologist
Pesticide Action Network Germany
Hamburg, Germany

Eberhard Greiser, MD, PhD
Professor (em.) of Epidemiology and Statistics in Medicine
Bremen University
Bremen, Germany

David Shaw, MS
PhD student, Environmental Studies
Coordinator, Right Livelihood College
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Kristina Dietz, PhD
Interim Professor of International and Intersocietal Relations
University of Kassel
Kassel, Germany

Markus Wissen, PhD
Professor for Social Sciences and Socio-ecological Transformation
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Berlin, Germany

Chiara Tornaghi, PhD
Associate Professor in Urban Food Sovereignty and Resilience
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
Coventry, UK

Bettina Engels, PhD
Associate Professor in Conflict and African Studies
Department for Political and Social Sciences
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Louisa Prause, PhD
Researcher in Agricultural and Food Politics
Department of Agricultural and Horticultural Science
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Valeria García, Ing. Agr
Estudiante Maestría en Ciencias Agrarias
Profesora Agroecología
Departamento de Sistemas Ambientales
Facultad de Agronomía
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Elisa Greco, PhD
Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Development
European School of Social and Political Sciences
Catholic University of Lille
Lille, France

Barbara Van Dyck, PhD
Associate Professor in Political Agroecology
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
Coventry, UK

Michèle Rivasi
Member of the European Parliament
Greens/EFA Group
France

Hartmut Graßl
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Bundesstraße 53
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Islandia Bezerra da Costa
Departamento de Nutrição
Universidade Federal do Paraná/UFPR
Brasil

Gabriella Jorge Escudero, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departamento de Sistemas Ambientales
Facultad de Agronomía
Universidad de la República
Uruguay

Inés Gazzano, PhD
Profesora Agroecología
Departamento de Sistemas Ambientales
Facultad de Agronomía
Universidad de la República
Uruguay

Michael N. Antoniou, PhD
Reader in Molecular Genetics
Head, Gene Expression and Therapy Group
King’s College London, UK

Miriam Boyer, PhD
Leader, Research Group BioMaterialities
Food and Agricultural Policy Department, Life Sciences Faculty
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, PhD
Professor
Department of International Development Studies
Trent University
Peterborough, Canada

Maria Backhouse, PhD
Assistant Prof., Leader, Research Group BioInequalities
Institute of Sociology
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Germany

Shantal Meseguer Galván
Académica
Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural-UV
GT Agroecología Política-CLACSO
Mexico

Louise Wagner, M.A.
Student at the Institute of Sociology
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Germany

Madeline Myers, MSc
PhD Candidate
Department of Geography and Planning
Queen’s University
Canada

Sara Burbi, DVM PhD
Assistant Professor, Agroecological Livestock Systems
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Marco Van De Wiel, PhD
Reader in Fluvial Processes
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Nils McCune, PhD
Research Associate
Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative
University of Vermont, USA

José Nelson Montoya Toledo, MC
Catedrático Tiempo Completo
GT Agroecologia Política CLACSO
Departamento de Agroecología
Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
México

Michel P. Pimbert, PhD
Professor of Agroecology and Food Politics
Director
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Luke Owen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University, UK

Maria R. Finckh, PhD
Professor, Ecological Plant Protection
Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences
University of Kassel
Germany

Rosa Lehmann, PhD
Researcher, Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities”
Institute of Sociology
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Germany

Pietro De Marinis, PhD
Researcher, Department of Agri-environmental Science, Production, Territory, Agrienergy
University of Milan
Milan, Italy

Mtra. Dulce María Espinosa
Profesora Licenciatura en Sustentabilidad Ambiental
Universidad Iberoamerican
Ciudad de México, México

Regina Montero, PhD
Researcher, Environmental Toxicology Department
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
Ciudad de México, Mexico

Cecilia Briones, MSc
Independent researcher in environmental sciences
Member of CLACSO Political Agroecology working group
Estado de México, México

Moritz Hunsmann, PhD
Associate researcher in sociology and public health
French National Center for Scientific Research
Paris, France

Anne Tittor, PhD
Researcher, Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities”
Institute of Sociology
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Germany

Dennis Eversberg, PhD
Leader, Research Group “Mentalities in Flux”
Institute of Sociology
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Jena, Germany

Manuel Ángel Gómez Cruz
International Institute of Social Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Universidad Centroamericana

Managua, Nicaragua

Boaventura Monjane, postdoctoral candidate
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa

Constantine, John, PhD candidate
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Department of Crop Science and Horticulture,
Mororgoro, Tanzania

Dickson Raphael Nyika, MSc
Ministry of Agriculture
National Food Reserve Agency
Dodoma, Tanzania

Phillip Baker, PhD
Research Fellow
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Deakin University
Melbourne, Australia

Gianna Gayle Amul, MSc
PhD Student, Institute of Global Health
University of Geneva
Switzerland

Yussuf Saloojee, PhD
Retired
South Africa

Susan Goldstein
Deputy Director
Associate Professor
SAMRC Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science
School of Public Health
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

Anam Nyembezi, PhD
Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health
University of the Western Cape
Bellville, South Africa

Uta Lehmann, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Public Health
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road
Bellville, South Africa

Desderius Haufiku, MPH
HOD Environmental and Occupational Health
School of Public Health
University of Namibia

Peter Delobelle, MD PhD FRSPH
Senior Researcher
Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa
University of Cape Town
A/Prof Public Health
Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Ilboudo Sylvain, PhD
Senior Researcher in Toxicology
Institute for Research in Health Sciences
National Center for Scientific and Technological Research
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Andrew K.L. Robinson, PhD
Professor
Deputy Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences
North West University
South Africa

Hernando Salcedo Fidalgo
Medical Doctor and Researcher
Groupe de Sociologie Pragmatique et Réfléxive
Member of the Governance, Ethics and Conflict of Interest in Public Health Network

Prof Simplice Davo VODOUHE, PhD
Coordinator OBEPAB, Abomey – Calavi
Republic of Benin

Adam Bertscher, MPH
PhD candidate
University of Bath
Bath, UK

Gary Fooks, PhD
Co-Director, Centre for Health and Society
Aston University
Birmingham, UK

Ellinor Isgren, PhD
Researcher
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Lund, Sweden

Prisila A. Mkenda
Lecturer, Biosciences Department
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Morogoro, Tanzania

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg,
Emeritus Professor
Rural Sociology Group
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Oona Morrow, PhD
Assistant Professor
Rural Sociology Group
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Mark Vicol, PhD
Assistant Professor
Rural Sociology Group
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Mélissa Mialon, PhD
Research Fellow
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Elisabeth Bücking, PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
Soil Microbiologist
Forestry Research Institute Baden-Württemberg/Germany
Retired

Elina Andersson, PhD
Sustainability Science researcher
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Lund, Sweden

Amod Shah
PhD Researcher
International Institute of Social Studies
The Hague, The Netherlands

Professor Tilakavati Karupaiah, PhD, APD
School of BioSciences
Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus
Selangor, Malaysia

Bill Jeffery, BA, LLB
Executive Director and General Counsel
Centre for Health Science and Law
Ottawa, Canada

Colin L. Soskolne, PhD
Professor emeritus
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Claudio Schuftan
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Department of International Health
Tulane School of Public Health
New Orleans, LA, USA
& PHM
Vietnam

Sara A. Quandt, PhD
Professor
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Margaret Miller
President WPHNA
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup
Western Australia

Nadja Stadlinger, PhD
Researcher
Department of Physical Geography
Stockholm University, Sweden

Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert, PhD
Institute of Geography and Geology
University of Greifswald
Germany

Mindi Schneider, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sociology of Development and Change
Wageningen University
The Netherlands

Stasja Koot, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sociology of Development and Change
Wageningen University
The Netherlands

Michiel Köhne, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sociology of Development and Change
Wageningen University
The Netherlands

Jana Fried, PhD
Assistant Professor
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University
Coventry, UK

Paula Singmann, PhD
Medical Content Executive, Nutritional Scientist
Physicians Association for Nutrition e.V.
Munich, Germany

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP
President, Collegium Ramazzini
Director, Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good
Director, Global Observatory on Pollution and Health
Professor of Biology
Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Andrea Rother, PhD
Professor
Head of Environmental Health Division
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Jane C. Caldwell, PhD
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (retired)
Durham, North Carolina

Professor Leslie London, MD
Head of Division of Public Health Medicine
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, South Africa

Philip McMichael
Professor,
Department of Global Development
Cornell University.
Ithaca, NY, USA

Niklas Oppenrieder, MD
Medical Director
Physicians Association for Nutrition

Leonardo van den Berg, PhD
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group
Wageningen University
Wageningen, the Netherlands

Martha Kuhnhenn, PhD
Department of Political Science & Communication Studies
University of Greifswald
Germany

Stefano B. Longo, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, USA

Christa Wichterich, PhD
Lecturer
International Center for Development and Decent Work
Kassel, Germany

Geoffroy G. Ouedraogo, PhD
Researcher, Institute for Research in Health Sciences
Burkina Faso

Alain Garrigou, PhD
Professor in Ergonomics
University of Bordeaux, France

Zachary Goldberg
PhD Student in Geography
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA, USA

Mwadhini Myanza
Economic Planner
IRTECO, Tanzania

Lia Kelinsky-Jones
PhD Candidate in Agricultural Leadership, Leadership, and Community Education
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, USA

Christina M. Schiavoni, PhD
Food systems researcher
Bangkok, Thailand

Abraham Opare, OD, MPH
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Omar Arellano-Aguilar, PhD
Professor Full Time
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico

Ben M. McKay, PhD
Assistant Professor of Development and Sustainability
University of Calgary
Canada

Morando Soffritti, MD
Secretary General Collegium Ramazzini
Honorary President Ramazzini Institute, Italy

Jaime Rendón von Osten, PhD
Programa de Riesgos Ecotoxicológicos
Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad
Mexico

Meriel Watts, PhD
Merriel Watts Research and Consulting
Aotearoa New Zealand

Laura Gómez Tovar
Professor
Departamento de Agroecología-CIIDRI
Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Mexico

Prof Mohamed Jeebhay, PhD
HOD Occupational Medicine
University of Cape Town
South Africa

María José Romero
Agronomy Career Coordinator
Universidad Técnica del Norte
Ecuador

Julia Prado, PhD
Professor Pest Management
Carrera de Agropecuaria
Universidad Técnica del Norte, Ecuador

Silvia Echeverría Sáenz, MSc
Professor
Central American Institute for Studies in Toxic Substances
National University of Costa Rica

Freylan Mena, MSc.
Researcher and teacher,
Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET),
Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

Katherine Sievert
PhD Candidate
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Deakin University
Melbourne, Australia

Sarah Dickie
PhD Candidate
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Deakin University
Melbourne, Australia

Julián Vivas
PhD Candidate
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogota, Colombia

Miguel Gómez, MSc
Professor – Researcher
Carrera de AgropecuariaUniversidad Técnica del Norte
Ecuador

Geraldo Deffune G. de Oliveira, Eng°-Agr°, PhD
Professor
Agroecologia Aplicada, Biodinâmica e Biossegurança
Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul
Campus de Laranjeiras do Sul, Paraná, Brasil

Leonardo Melgarejo, PhD
Dr Engenharia de Producao
Professor Curso Especializacao e Agroecossistemas PPGE
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil

Marco Bertalot-Bay, economista
MSc Geografia, Unicamp
Instituto Elo, professor
Botucatu, São Paulo, Brasil

Fernanda Lopes da Fonseca
Engenheira Florestal, MSc Agroecossistemas,
Embrapa Acre, Brasil

Ronald Herrera-Sánchez PhD
Professor – Researcher
Agroecology career
Higher Technological Institute Juan Montalvo
Ecuador

Alfred A. Osoro Ph.D
Senior Lecturer
Uzima University,
Kisumu, Kenya

Bao Nguyet Dang
PhD Researcher
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Hague, The Netherlands

Nathalie Jas
Researcher
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment
Paris, France

Yodit Kebede, PhD
Post-doctoral researcher
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development
Montpellier, France

Michel Brossard
PhD, Senior soil scientist
French National Research Institute for Sustainable development (IRD)
Montpellier, France

Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, MSc
Scientific Project Coordinator
TMG Research gGmbH

Natalia Estrada Carmona, PhD
Associate Scientist
The Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
Montpellier, France

Alain Brauman, PhD
Senior Soil Scientist
French National Research Institute for Sustainable development (IRD)
Montpellier France

María Laura Viteri (PhD)
Economy and Social Area
National Institute of Agriculture Innovation
Balcarce – Buenos Aires – Argentina

Nadia Bergamini
Associate Scientist
The Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
Rome, Italy

Catherine Horner, MSc
PhD Student
University of Vermont, USA

Eric Blanchart
Soil ecologist
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)
Montpellier, France

Gabriela Bucini, PhD
Researcher in agroecology
Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative
University of Vermont, US

Fernando Ramírez Muñoz, PhD
Researcher and teacher
Centralamerican Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances
Universidad Nacional
Heredia, Costa Rica

David Michaels, PhD, MPH
Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University
Washington, DC, USA

Walter Rossing, PhD
Associate Professor
Farming Systems Ecology
Wageningen University and Research
The Netherlands

Ma. del Rocío Ugalde Salazar, M.Sc.
Researcher and teacher
Centralamerican Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances
Universidad Nacional
Costa Rica

Maria Eugenia Contesse, M.Sc.
PhD candidate
Wageningen University and Research
The Netherlands

Felix Bianchi
Associate Professor
Farming Systems Ecology
Wageningen University and Research
The Netherlands

Roseline Remans
Senior Scientist
The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Switzerland

Carlos Huenchuleo Pedreros, PhD
Professor
Agronomy School
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Chile

Eliana Martinez-Herrera
Professor & Researcher
The National School of Public Health
Hector Abad Gomez
University of Antioquia
Medellin, Colombia

Adnan A. Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Global Health
Director, Center on Commercial Determinants of Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University

Nino Paichadze, MD MPH
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Global Health
Associate Director, Center on Commercial Determinants of Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University

Kinndle Blanco Peña, DVM, Dr.Med.Vet
Researcher
Regional Institute for Toxic Substances Studies
Universidad Nacional
Costa Rica

Eric Scopel
Scientist in agronomy
International Center in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD)
Montpellier FRANCE

Miriam Ehret, PhD
Program Officer
Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems
University of Hohenheim

Erwan Sachet, PhD Candidate
Research Associate,
Alliance Bioversity – CIAT,
University of Copenhagen

Jean-Marie Douzet
Scientist in agronomy
International Center in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD)
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

Heitor Mancini Teixeira, PhD
Researcher
Wageningen University & Research
The Netherlands

Jessica Duncan, PhD
Associate Professor
Wageningen University
The Netherlands
Martha Caswell, MPP
Co-director, Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative
University of Vermont

Martha Orozco Aceves, PhD
Researcher and Professor
Central American Institute for Studies in Toxic Substances
National University of Costa Rica

Eve Bureau-Point, PhD
Social Anthropologist
French National Center for Scientific Research
Marseille, France

Pablo Hardoim, PhD
Independent Researcher
BioPromo
São Paulo, Brazil

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