Paola Termine is Programme Officer for the HLPE, and was also Adjunct Professor of the global food economy in the Master programme of Food Studies at the American University of Rome. She has 20 years of professional experience at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and at the International Labour Organization (ILO). From 2010- 2014 she served as the Secretary of the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labor in Agriculture.
She is an economist with keen interest and expertise in decent work and food systems. She has wide experience in policy and strategy development, project formulation, capacity building, research and technical assistance at the nexus of social and agricultural policies.
Paola Termine holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy; MPhil in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex University, UK; MA in Economics, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy. She is a native Italian speaker but is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.