Georgina Catacora-Vargas


Georgina is a Bolivian with a PhD in Agroecology. She conducts scholarly research on agricultural and food systems' socioecological and socioeconomic systems. For over ten years, she worked with the Bolivian government on national and international biodiversity and biosafety policy development and implementation, and she represented her country in several Multilateral Environmental Agreement processes.  She has participated as a biodiversity expert and a farmer's rights expert in UN-related processes. She has worked in Lebanon, Brazil, and Bolivia as a scholar and practitioner. Georgina is currently a tenured professor and researcher at the Bolivian Catholic University's academic peasant unit, the president of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA), and advisor on biodiversity, genetic resources, food systems, and the biosafety of emerging genetic engineering technologies.

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