About Raúl Benítez
The Argentinian economist Raúl Benítez has had a prominent professional career closely related to agriculture, rural development and economics.
He graduated as an economist at the National University of Cordoba, conducted graduate studies at Harvard University, USA and at the University of Belgrano. He is a PhD candidate in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina.
As Minister for Production and Economic Development of San Juan, Argentina, he drove this province to lead the national ranking of economic growth, reaching the second place in the Argentinian competitiveness ranking, and cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest point since the 1980s. [See more]
"Without political commitment we will not get far. Hunger is not a single government’s problem, the whole society must be involved in the fight against poverty".
"Family farming should be an engine for hunger eradication, sustainable development and poverty reduction in the rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean".
"To poverty and malnutrition we should perhaps add the greatest challenge humanity has faced so far in this new century: climate change and the degradation of our natural resources."