Mario Arvelo in the Global Soils Partnership
Soil is the fundamental resource for agri-food production. Given that its renewal occurs in the long term and that more than a third of all productive soils suffer degradation, the international community —with the technical leadership of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)— proposed to create an interactive global mechanism where government representatives, scientific and academic entities, and all interested parties could collaborate in a permanent, structured, and transparent way to preserve the world’s soils as an essential resource for food security and nutrition, and for the fight against poverty. Mario Arvelo, who was part of the multidisciplinary team of experts in the governance of international organizations that founded the Global Soils Partnership, was elected as its first Chair in 2013.
Mario Arvelo leads the debates of the first Plenary Assembly of the Global Soils Partnership (GSP) as its Chair. The session took place at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in June 2013. Next to him are FAO Assistant Director-General Arni Mathiesen (left) and GSP Secretary Ronald Vargas.
Other links to Mario Arvelo’s work in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Mario Arvelo at FAO
- With the Director-General
- In Council (Candidate for Chair of Council 2021-23)
- In the Committee on World Food Security
- In the Committee on Agriculture
- In the Global Soils Partnership
- In the Commission on Finance, Budget, and Reform
- In the Programme Committee
- In the Appeals Committee
- In the Regional Conferences
- In the Committee on Forestry
- In field inspection visits