Francesco Ajena

Francesco Ajena is Policy Advisor at IPES-Food, where he is responsible for various IPES-Food research projects, with a current focus on the sustainability of different protein sources. Francesco is a political scientist specialised in agroecology and sustainable agricultural systems. From 2015 to 2017, he worked for the European Green Party where he contributed on the Greens position for the Post-2020 CAP reform. Previously, Francesco worked on field projects in Tanzania (WASH) and in Cuba (Rural Development), and held internships with Amnesty International and the European Coordination of La Via Campesina.

Articles

25.11.2019
Reopening GMO Rules Would Be a Dangerous Waste of Time and Money

The EU may be reopening rules on genetically modified food with serious implications for small farmers, consumers and the climate.

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20.11.2018
Agriculture 3.0 or (Smart) Agroecology?

Many EU policy-makers see precision agriculture as the answer to the question of food sustainability, but agroecology offers a genuinely sustainable solution already at hand.

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13.06.2017
Working with Nature or Against it?

The debate around glyphosate goes beyond whether it's carcinogenic or not - it challenges our whole model of agriculture, but there is an alternative.

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21.02.2017
Food Production in Europe: Time to Look Ahead

Food policy isn't working. Does the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) address the problems, or can agroecology provide the answers?

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