EX-ACT Core Team

Senior Soil Scientist at IRD
Joint Research Unit Eco&Sol
FAO Consultant

As a soil scientist and expert, he was hired by FAO as a consultant to develop the tool in 2009-2010. His main fields of expertise are the evaluation of the soils' role in forest and agricultural ecosystems, in the global climate change context and in carbon sequestration. He holds training on EX-ACT in Latin America and participates in the reviewing of papers and articles.

Agricultural Policy Support Officer
Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO

He is at the same time the team leader and the originator of the EX-ACT design. He carries out the technical supervision, the orientation of the development and the dissemination of the tool, looking for new partnerships and collaboration to encourage a broader use of the tool in project and policy appraisals. He also organizes and participates in EX-ACT trainings and workshops.

EX-ACT consultant
Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO

With a background in agricultural economics and climate change mitigation assessments, Uwe contributes to the technical review and development of EX-ACT. He conducts EX-ACT assessments in a high number of diverse contexts, carries out EX-ACT trainings and links aspects of GHG assessments to socio-economic analyses such as Marginal Abatement Cost Curves and yield potential assessments.

Giacomo BRANCA
Agricultural and Resource Economist
Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO

In the team since the creation of the tool, Giacomo realized several case studies, available on the website.

EX-ACT Focal Point Network

Vincent COLOMB
In charge of LCA studies in agriculture, ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)
Vincent has a background in agronomy and forestry. He is specialized in environmental assessment methods and works on Life Cycle Assessments of agricultural products. Vincent compared EX-ACT to a wide range of other tools as part of a larger comparative study.

EX-ACT consultant
Rocio carries out the dissemination of the tool in Spanish speaking countries. She is an EX-ACT trainer and is responsible for the translation and preparation of training material in Spanish.

Patricia GORIN
Advisor Environmental and Climate Change
Patricia takes part in paper publications, case study appraisals and trainings on the tool. She is also in charge of promoting EX-ACT through inter-agency meetings in Geneva and abroad during sub-regional workshops in several parts in the world (Asia, Africa, Middle East).

Madeleine JÖNSSON
EX-ACT consultant
Policy Assistance Support Service, FAO

Madeleine works on the development of EX-ACT in various areas (publications, trainings). She also works on the MICCA project (Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture) and is using the EX-ACT tool to assess the on-going MICCA pilot projects in Kenya and Tanzania.

EX-ACT consultant
Policy Assistance Support Service, FAO

As EX-ACT consultant Ophélie participated in paper publications, case study appraisals as well as workshops and was in charge of the communication through website management and newsletter diffusion. Today she is working for the private sector focusing on biogas, compost management and use of urban waste.

Marianne TINLOT
EX-ACT consultant
Policy Assistance Support Service, FAO

As EX-ACT consultant Marianne contributed to the further development of EX-ACT, carried out joint training measures for EX-ACT users in various countries and co-authored the FAO e-learning course “Climate change and Food security”. Today Marianne works for the French Development Cooperation as well as the FAO representation in Chad and functions as focal point for EX-ACT in Africa.

Pierre-Luc SUTTER
EX-ACT consultant
Policy Assistance Support Service, FAO

Pierre worked as EX-ACT field consultant and applied EX-ACT as part of several World Bank and FAO Investment Center programmes (i.e. Plan Maroc Vert, Great Green Wall project). Since October 2011 he has been working on irrigation systems for FAO’s emergency unit as well as French NGOs in Chad and stays available for EX-ACT applications in Central and West Africa.


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