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Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa

Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa

Team Leader
Agricultural Economist
Rome, Italy

Yon Fernandez-de-Larrinoa is the Team Leader of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Indigenous Peoples Team. As an Agricultural Economist from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with a MABD on entitlements and food security, he has worked on projects in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. From 2010 to 2014 he led the FAO Civil Society team, working to support the reform of the World Committee of Food Security by enabling the participation of civil society in policy discussions.

Yon has been involved in developing a series of innovative livelihood approaches: the concept of seed fairs; the FAO Pastoralists Knowledge Hub; The Strategy for FAO to partner with Civil Society; The Guidelines for balanced Civil society representation in FAO; and the introduction in FAO’s work of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

In 2014, he started leading the FAO Indigenous Peoples team to implement the 2010 FAO policy on Indigenous peoples. 

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