Chairman of Multistakeholder International Council
He is an agronomist, who graduated from the University of Bologna (Italy). He is a member of the Editorial Committee of New Medit (Mediterranean Journal of Economics, Agriculture and Environment) since 2000. He has been Principal Administrator at General Secretariat in Paris (2000-2007). Secretary General of the National Liaison Committee between the Italian Government and the Organization of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture (2007-2008). Chief Administrator of the MAI-Bari (CIHEAM-MAIB) since 2008, where he is also head of the Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development department. He was Minister Adviser on international affairs in the Mediterranean area. He was also a member of the Italian technical committee dealing with the nomination of the Mediterranean Diet for inclusion on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage representative list. His main research fields are: Mediterranean food systems sustainability; sustainable food production and consumption; the Mediterranean Diet; traditional and local agro-food products enhancement; and integrated development of Mediterranean rural areas.
IFMeD Honorary Chairperson
She is President of the Hellenic Health Foundation, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre of Nutrition, Medical School, University of Athens and Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of Athens. She has served as president of the Federation of the European Nutrition Societies (FENS) and as chairperson or key member of numerous Greek, European Commission and World Health Organization Committees. She has received numerous honors and awards and was decorated by the President of the Greek Republic with the Golden Cross of Honor for her work in nutrition and public health. In 2011, she received the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) Award for her “outstanding nutritionist career”.
Her scientific work has focused on public health nutrition and nutrition epidemiology, with emphasis on the health effects of the Mediterranean diet and traditional foods.
Antonia Trichopoulou has been included in the 2014 Thomson Reuters list of the Highly Cited Researchers in the field of Social Sciences, General.
International Scientific Committee Chairperson
His research interests include the sociotype and coping with chronic disease, the bio-psycho-social problems of weight regulation, the Mediterranean diet and the effects of nutrition on cognitive function. He has been a visiting scientist at MIT, Rockefeller, Cambridge and Yale Universities. A former Director of the Braun School of Public Health, and the Dept of Human Nutrition, as well as Head of the WHO Center in Capacity Building in the Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem. He worked as a Consultant at the FAO, Rome 2013-4 on the metrics of Food Security and Sustainability.
General Secretary of IFMeD
He is the founder and coordinator of the Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures and, since 2002, he has fostered an enduring multidisciplinary dialogue among international experts, from different fields and from all over the Mediterranean area. Dr. Dernini received in 1974 his Doctor’s degree in Biology from the University of Cagliari (Italy) and in 1997 his Ph.D. from the School of Education of New York University. In 2007, he was appointed by the Minister of Agriculture of Italy as a member of the Italian Technical Committee for the inclusion of the Mediterranean Diet in the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. From 2007 to 2010, dr. Dernini was the Head of the Office of the President of the Italian National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition. From 2009 to the present time, Dr. Dernini is a consultant at FAO on sustainable diets and sustainable food systems.and has published studies on Mediterranean diet as a case study for the assessment of the sustainability of diets.
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