Roberto Ugas

Researcher at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru

Roberto Ugas lectures and researches at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (National University for Agricultural Science in La Molina). He works as a consultant in rural development, agroecology, agrobiodiversity and organic agriculture. He is main the advisor to Peru‘s National Association of Ecological Farmers and was a member of the National Commission for Organic Products, the advisory board that drafted the first organic regulation in the country. He represents La Molina in several national and international committees including Slow Food. Roberto Ugas has served on the board of SEPIA, a think tank dealing with rural development and economy. He is a member of the Latin American group of IFOAM and for 15 years was involved with IFOAM‘s Accreditation Program. He was also a member of the task force that drafted the principles and the definition of organic agriculture and is currently its vice-president. Mr. Ugas is a Peruvian agronomist and horticulturalist who studied in Peru, the Netherlands and Japan.