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Jose Luis Vivero Pol

Doctoral Researcher on food governance. Centre of Philosophy of Law, Université catholique de Louvain

Agricultural Engineer (University of Cordoba, 1996), with post-graduate studies in Development, Natural Protected Areas, Geopolitics and Food Security. An anti-hunger and social rights activist with fourteen years of experience on food security policies and programmes, right to food advocacy, nutrition interventions and food sovereignty in Latin America, Africa and the Caucasus, having lived in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, Georgia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Italy and Belgium; working with the EU, FAO and several NGOs. Additionally, previous experience in biodiversity conservation and plant genetic resources (agro-biodiversity, forestry resources and threatened species). His current interests include binding international frameworks to end hunger, the governance of global commons, motivations for biodiversity conservation and anti-hunger actions, the food transition and ethical aspects of development. All those aspects will be considered within his PhD research.


  • –present
    PhD research fellow on food governance, Universite Catholique de Louvain


  • 1996 
    University of Cordoba (Spain), Agricultural Engineer