Board of Directors 2022-2026

“Agroecology offers the most promising alternatives to stop the decline of biodiversity and family farming and fight against climate change.

Together, we mobilise alongside farmers and civil society organisations to create a momentum for agroecology in Europe!”


Following the General Assembly held on 17 November 2021 and the election of the new Board of Directors, and in accordance with the statutes approved on the same day, we are pleased to warmly welcome the 15 members of the new Board of Directors of the Agroecology Europe Association for the period 2022-2026.

On 9–11 February 2022, Agroecology Europe had its first in-person Board meeting in two years. We are happy to introduce the new Board and Executive Committee and are excited for the activities in the coming years!

Executive committee

Lili Balogh, President

Lili Balogh is a bioengineer and agronomical engineer, involved in the international Food Sovereignty and Agroecology movement for the past decade. She has worked in several NGOs in order to promote agroecology and regenerative food systems in different parts of the world, and focused in the past 6 years on building the Hungarian agroecology movement stronger. She is a member of AEEU since 2020, and became the president of both Agroecology Europe and the Hungarian Agroecology Network Association in February 2022. She started her own farm in West Nógrád in 2018 where she started applying holistic management, regenerative agriculture, permaculture and agroecological principles.

Marcos Lana, Secretary General

Marcos Lana is Associate Professor at SLU. His work focuses on the use of crop models to assess the impact of climate change and agronomic management on crop performance, so as to propose suitable adaptation strategies concerning crop production systems and other ecosystem services. He is also involved with the development and adoption of agroecology as a tool to support sustainable farming systems.

Alain Peeters, Vice-President

Alain Peeters (1956) is Doctor in Agricultural Science (PhD) from the UCLouvain (Belgium). He is an agronomist and agroecologist. He has a broad theoretical and field knowledge in agronomy, agroecology, ecology, assessment and development of agroecological farming systems, and development of sustainable and agroecological indicator systems. He did postdoctoral work at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) (now Rothamsted Research) (United Kingdom) (1990 – 1991), at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) (2003 – 2004), and at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome (Italy) (2005). He also spent long-term stays in Sub-Saharan Africa and Morocco. He is member of the Board of three non-profit associations: Agroecology Europe, Terres Vivantes, and President of WWF – Belgium – French Community.

Alexander Wezel, Vice-President, Treasurer

Dr. Alexander Wezel is Head of Research and Professor for Agroecology and Landscape Ecology at ISARA, Lyon. He is part of the Research Unit: Agroecology and Environment and is the Coordinator of MSc Agroecology at ISARA. His expert experiences include being a Member of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), FAO.

Board Members

Paolo Barberi
Caterina Batello
Stéphane Bellon
Nathan Einbinder
Vassilis Gkisakis
Cristina Laurenti, Coordinator of the Agroecology Europe Youth Network
Olivier Lefebvre
Vincent Levavasseur
Paola Migliorini
Ole Ostermann
Juan Pablo Sciurano