Senior Project Coordinator, Capacity Development Officer, FSN Forum Coordinator
Mauricio holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Animal Sciences from Universidad Nacional in Palmira, Colombia, and a Ph.D. from Oxford University.
His more than 20 years of experience in planning, executing and managing agricultural research and development programmes at national and international levels has resulted in several books, studies, scientific and technical papers, and the world-renowned UN report Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental issues and options, which he co-authored.
Since 2016 Mauricio is Senior Coordinator of the FAO project “Developing capacity for strengthening food security and nutrition in selected countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia”, funded by the Russian Federation. The project aims at building an integrated approach to promoting intersectoral cooperation, ensuring appropriate capacity for effective coordination among the agriculture, nutrition, health, education and social protection sectors at global, regional and country level, including Armenia. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
With a strong background in knowledge management, information systems and capacity development, Mauricio was appointed Coordinator of the FSN Forum in 2010. In this capacity as Forum Coordinator, he directs all the Forum’s activities as a global platform for knowledge exchange and dissemination of research results and best practices.