Caterina Batello, Italy​

Caterina Batello was Team Leader of the Agroecology and Ecosystem Management for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome from 2010 to 2018. During her leadership, a “Scaling up Agroecology Initiative” was developed and launched in 2018 with the collaboration of many United Nations agencies and national research institutions and farmers organizations following a long and participatory process.

This coordinated national/regional/ global process enabled FAO to obtain in October 2018 an important political consensus (shared by over one hundred FAO member countries) on adopting Agroecology as an important path for sustainability during COAG (Committee on Agriculture 2018).