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I was motivated to start blogging about agricultural sustainability, food security and nature conservation after noticing that international debates around these topics are largely driven by myths, perceptions, political discourses or sectorial interests, and not much by scientific evidence. I want to provide scientific insights and highlight different sources of knowledge to inform these debates. Through short opinion pieces, links, announcements and media pieces I aim to disseminate both (i) the type of information that would never make it to a scientific journal, and (ii) published scientific knowledge or hard evidence that is often less available to people involved in such debates, from development workers or environmental activists to teachers and policy makers. In line with the philosophy of slow food – and slow science – I take my time to write posts to provide as much info as possible while trying not to get too lengthy and boring… or that’s what I hope…

Pablo Tittonell
Pablo Tittonell

Biography

Pablo Tittonell is national coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environment Program of INTA, Argentina’s agricultural research organization. He is former chair Professor of the group Farming Systems Ecology of Wageningen University, in The Netherlands, and holds external Professorships at the Ecole Doctorale Sibaghe of the University of Montpellier, France and at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an agronomist by training and worked both in the private sector and in academic/research organisations. He holds a PhD in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation and his areas of expertise include soil fertility, agroecology, biodiversity and farming systems analysis. He participated in a diversity of research and development projects around the world on design, resilience and adaptation of farming systems, with a focus on social-ecological processes at the agriculture-nature interphase. His career in the international research arena (CGIAR) started at the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of CIAT in Nairobi, Kenya, and includes a period at the University of Zimbabwe, where he run research and educational programmes on soil fertility, conservation agriculture and agroecosystems modelling. He worked at CIRAD (Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement) where he led a research team on Systems Design and Evaluation with activities in La Réunion, Brazil, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Benin, Kenya and Zimbabwe. He is a board member of the Montpellier based Agropolis Foundation, a member of the Latin American Society for Agroecology (SOCLA), and integrates the editorial board of the scientific journals Global Food Security and Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. He consults for the FAO and for three of the collaborative CGIAR programs, and supervises 22 PhD students with fieldwork in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Download: Curriculum Vitae abstract Mar 2016 English_Tittonell

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Pablo! Hola mi amiga! I am running my own farm in the UK, in Norwich. I love it, but the weather is terrible and I am traveling at the end of the year to Argentina! My good friend lives in Cordoba. I am not sure if you are around at all at the end of the year but it would be great to catch up. I have really enjoyed reading your blogs posts (just found this website today!).
    Thanks Pablo!
    kirt

    1. Hi Kirt, good to hear from your. I’m based in Bariloche (North Patagonia), and you’re most welcome y visit.
      All the best,
      Pablo

  2. Estimado Doctor Pablo,

    Recibe un Cordial Saludo,

    Soy Yenith Bonilla, Colombiana, Ingeniera Ambiental y Estudiante de Maestría en Gestión Ambiental Metropolitana en la Universidad de Buenos Aires- Argentina, lugar donde pretendo estar radicada por los siguientes 3 años.

    He trabajado durante algo más de 7 años en proyectos de Agricultura Urbana y Seguridad Alimentaria principalmente con FAO-Colombia -Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura- y desde allí participe en diferentes programas dirigidos a población en condiciones de vulnerabilidad, además de participar en diversas investigaciones con el Jardín Botánico de Bogotá en torno a temas relacionados en la inclusión de especies nativas para la jardinería de la ciudad de Bogotá como estrategia de adaptación al Cambio Climático.

    Me encantaría compartirte mi experiencia y adelantar una charla en torno a esta temática, mi cv que puedes consultar en https://ar.linkedin.com/pub/yenith-bonilla/47/17a/931, para que conozcas un poco más mi trayectoria.

    Podrías darme una dirección de correo electrónico para compartirte unas fotografías del trabajo desarrollado?

    En espera de una respuesta,

    Cordial Saludo

    Yenith Bonilla
    1121848386

  3. Dear sir, Pablo,
    I just missed you in Wageningen !! I freelance for the University of Wageningen
    on subjects like designing ans illustrating Farming in the Future , besides that I design and illustrate for Dutch government future Polders , I was very interested in your subject and strategic planting, I see simmular solutions on a project I am working on now in Paraguay La Colmena,with new energy solar sources,watercleaning, restoring grounds, its a collective farm project as a battle against monoculture farming wich is a big problem in Paraguay[ monsanto etc ] Maybe its frutefull to combine ideas ?May be the INTA is interested ? Most of my work is for education, informing investers, reports,designing future agro machines If I can send you visualised examples through Email, cause I cant mail them in this blog, my Email is abhoeven@ziggo.nl thanks I am curious regards and best wishes !! Arnold

  4. Dr. Pablo

    Buen dia, Soy Juan Carlos Caballero Salinas, vivo en el municipio de Cintalapa, Chiapas, México. El motivo por el cual le escribo es para solicitar su apoyo para realizar mi investigación para grado de doctor.
    He leído y trabajado con respecto al costo de oportunidad que surge del uso del rastrojo de maiz para cobertura de suelo dentro de la agricultura de conservación vs su uso para alimentación de ganado (Incluso realice un trabajo de investigación para obtener el grado de maestría relacionado con este objeto de estudio).
    Sin embargo, para el grado de doctorado necesito realizar una tesis, revisando el artículo “Tradeoffs around crop residue biomass in smallholder crop-livestock systems – What’s next? que se publicó en la revista Agricultural Systems, pude identificar todo los trabajos que se han hecho sobre este tema y los vacíos o lagunas de conocimiento, pero en particular me gustaría trabajar con sistema de trayectorias de los regímenes en sistemas maiz-ganaderia de Chiapas.

    Por lo tanto, le pido su apoyo para apoyarme en este tema.

    Saludos Juan Carlos

  5. Dr Pablo

    Soy Juan Carlos Caballero Salinas, vivo en el municipio de Cintalapa, Chiapas, México. El motivo por el cual le escribo es para solicitar su apoyo para realizar mi investigación para grado de doctor.
    He leído y trabajado con respecto al costo de oportunidad que surge del uso del rastrojo de maiz para cobertura de suelo dentro de la agricultura de conservación vs su uso para alimentación de ganado (Incluso realice un trabajo de investigación para obtener el grado de maestría relacionado con este objeto de estudio).
    Sin embargo, para el grado de doctorado necesito realizar una tesis, revisando el artículo “Tradeoffs around crop residue biomass in smallholder crop-livestock systems – What’s next? que se publicó en la revista Agricultural Systems, pude identificar todo los trabajos que se han hecho sobre este tema y los vacíos o lagunas de conocimiento, pero en particular me gustaría trabajar con sistema de trayectorias de los regímenes en sistemas maiz-ganaderia de Chiapas.

    Por lo anterior le solicito su valioso apoyo

    Saludos

  6. Dear professor Tittonell,
    I’am so glad that you have started this blog.
    I had the pleasure to listen to your speeches at the International Symposium on Agroecology organized by FAO in 2014. I was so inspired by them that I’ve started a blog called Resilienza Verde (https://resilienzaverde.wordpress.com) in early 2015 to write about sustainable agriculture for the general public.
    I remember that in your last presentation you made a parallelism between conventional agriculture and slavery, but I can’t find the power point on FAO’s webpage dedicated to the symposium. Would you be so kind to share it here?
    I would like to write about it on my blog and I would be honored if I could translate some of your posts for the Italian readers of my blog. Please let me know.
    Hope to hear from you soon, my very best regards
    Arianna Tonelli

    1. Dear Arianna,
      please contact me by email (ptittonell@gmail.com) so that I can send you the full ppt you’re interested in.
      Best regards,
      Pablo

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