Minister Tabaré Aguerre Lombardo

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay

Tabaré Aguerre Lombardo is the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries for Uruguay since 2010. He is Agronomist by the University of the Republic (Uruguay) and his first professional activity was to lead the technical team of a sugar mill at cooperative CALNU in Bella Union, Uruguay. He also is a rice cultivator and cattle breeder in North Uruguay. He was elected Member of the Executive Board and Vice-President of the Rice Farmers Association ACA (1988 – 2006) and President of that organization (2006 – 2009). During his tenure at Ministry of Agriculture, Aguerre has lead the design and implementation of policies that reinforce a sustainable intensification pathway for Uruguay’s agriculture.