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All staff of FAO representation in China in office on 14 November, 2016. "Climate is changing, Food and Agriculture must too" is the slogan of the World Food Day in 2016.(Photo by Ma Mengchu)

Mr. Vincent Martin - FAO Representative in China and DPR Korea

Dr Vincent Martin took up his assignment as the FAO representative for the People’s Republic of China and DPR Korea in July 2016.

He has been working in international development affairs related to veterinary public health, food security and agriculture development for the last 25 years and joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1998. He started his career as a veterinary epidemiologist in Zimbabwe, working at the Center for International Research in Agriculture and Development (CIRAD). He also worked at the French Ministry of Agriculture.

From 2001 to 2007, he held various positions of increased responsibilities in FAO Headquarters and in the field related to Infectious Disease Analysis, Early Warning systems and Infectious Disease Emergencies.

Before the FAO Office in China, he served as the FAO Representative in Senegal and Head of the Regional Resilience Team for West Africa/Sahel, dealing with regional food security and health related crisis.

Dr Martin holds a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine, a Diploma in epidemiology and statistics, an MSc in livestock Production in tropical regions as well as a Ph.D. in Agronomic Sciences and Biological Engineering.