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Vincent Gitz

Director of FTA and Chair of the Management Team

Vincent Gitz is the director of FTA and ex-officio member of the Independent Steering Committee. Engineer of Ecole Polytechnique (1994), France, he holds a PhD from AgroParisTech on land-use and global climate policies that was awarded the Le Monde Prize for academic research. He previously worked for CIRAD, the International Research Center on Environment and Development (CIRED) and with the Energy Planning Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He served as adviser for environment, sustainable development and research to the French minister of agriculture and fisheries, Michel Barnier, from 2007-2009, and just prior to joining CIFOR, he was assistant director for food policy at the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forests. From 2010 to 2015, Vincent was coordinator of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy interface of United Nation’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

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