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.
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