Mario Arvelo in field visits
Due to his experience in evaluating technical cooperation projects and his capacities for supervision and strategic assessment, as well as for his diplomatic tact, Mario Arvelo participates in inspection visits to evaluate the impact of the work carried out by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP). Field visits in which he has partaken include conflict zones.
Mario Arvelo and other members of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during a visit to Morocco in May 2015 to supervise the implementation of rural development projects that IFAD deploys in that country. Arvelo was appointed as Rapporteur, and therefore was responsible for preparing the inspection report and presenting it to the Fund’s Executive Board.
Mario Arvelo —then Chair of the United Nations Committee on Agriculture— during an inspection visit to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) livestock and dairy development project in Shaman, a pastoral field east of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The visit took place on 12 March 2014.
Mario Arvelo —then Chair of the Group of 77 in Rome— during the first official visit of diplomats accredited to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to carry out field inspections. On that trip, the commission of evaluators met with authorities and beneficiaries in Ghana and Sierra Leone in March and April 2009. The visit included meetings with officials of the FAO decentralized network for the African continent and for West Africa, in Accra. To Arvelo’s left is UK Deputy Representative Victor Heard.
Mario Arvelo accompanies the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert Houngbo in an inspection tour of rural development projects financed by the Fund, including a cooperative of plantain farmers in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. Next to Houngbo is the Dominican Director of Multilateral Cooperation Antonio 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