LES MEMBRES DU JURY DU PREMIO DANIEL CARASSO 2017

The 2017 Premio's Jury was composed of:

  • Hubert de Foresta, researcher on the management and biodiversity potential of domestic forests, at the interface between forestry and agriculture, in the Humid Tropics, Senior Scientist at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, UMR AMAP, Montpellier), France
  • Tara Garnett, researcher on food systems and climate change, leader of the Food Climate Research Network and research director at the Environmental Change Institute of Oxford University, UK, laureate of the 2015 Premio Daniel Carasso
  • Michael Hamm, researcher on community food security, C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University and Senior Fellow of the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University, USA
  • Marina Nahmias, president of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, president of the Prize Committee, France
  • Maria Ramos, researcher on collaborative research methods for enhancing cultivated biodiversity and sustainable food and agriculture policies at the Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agraria y Alimentaria, Spain
  • Sara Scherr, CEO and President-founder of Ecoagriculture Partners, co-founder of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nutrition Initiative, USA
  • Camilla Toulmin (president of the jury), senior fellow and former director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Olivia Yambi, senior UN consultant on nutrition, former UNICEF country representative for Kenya, co-chair of the IPES-Food, Tanzania

 

Hubert de Foresta

Senior Scientist at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, UMR AMAP, Montpellier)

 

Main professional positions
Dr de Foresta is a researcher in Tropical Forest Ecology and Agroforestry at AMAP Research Unit, Montpellier, France. He was first posted in Congo (4 years), then in Indonesia (10 years, including 5 years at ICRAF South-East Asia). He continues working in the Tropics (Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guinea, Indonesia) through short term missions.

Main areas of expertise

His research mostly focused on the management and biodiversity potential of domestic forests, at the interface between forestry and agriculture, in the Humid Tropics where he was based for twenty years (French Guyana, Congo and Indonesia).

Collaborations

Coordinator of the FAO study on the assessment of Trees Outside Forests (http://www.fao.org/3/a-aq071e.pdf), he currently is the scientific Editor of “Forests, Trees and Livelihoods” (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tftl20), and a member of the Agroecology Committee at the Fondation de France.

 

Tara Garnett

Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Oxford University (UK)

Education
PhD in food systems analysis (University of Surrey)
Masters in Development Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
degree in English Literature (University of Oxford)
 

Main professional positions
Tara Garnett is a researcher at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Oxford Martin School. In 2015 she was awarded the Premio Daniel Caresso for her work. She has worked on food issues for over 20 years first in the NGO community and, since 2005 within the academic sector.

Main areas of expertise
Tara Garnett's work focuses on the contribution that the food system makes to            greenhouse gas emissions and the scope for emissions reduction, looking at the technological options, at what could be achieved by changes in behaviour and how policies could help promote both these approaches. She is particularly interested in the relationship between emissions reduction objective and other social and ethical concerns, particularly human health, livelihoods, and animal welfare. Much of her focus is on livestock, since this represents a nodal point where many of these issues converge.

Collaborations
Tara set up the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) in 2005. Now employing three people, its membership has increased to over 2600 individuals who share a common interest in food system sustainability, spanning diverse disciplines and sectors and drawn from over 70 countries worldwide. The FCRN provides accessible, policy relevant and integrative knowledge on food systems, and a safe neutral space for diverse stakeholders to engage in the contested food arena – through its membership, its very well used website, and via the workshops it runs.

Tara sits on numerous advisory and working groups, and has published extensively both in academic journals and for non-specialist policy, NGO and business audiences.

 

Michael Hamm
C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University (MSU) and Senior Fellow of the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University, USA

Education
Ph.D. Nutrition (1979) University of Minnesota
B.A. Biology (1974) Northwestern University

Main professional positions
Mike is affiliated with the Departments of Community Sustainability; Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences; and Food Science and Human Nutrition. His appointment encompasses teaching, research and outreach. He previously acted as director to Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU.
Prior to moving to MSU, he was Dean of Academic and Student Programs for Cook College, Rutgers University.

Main areas of expertise
Community food security, community and sustainable food systems are his research interest areas.

Collaborations
The mission of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.

As a faculty member at Rutgers University he was co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program, an effort that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to address sustainable food systems in New Jersey. He was also facilitator for the New Jersey Cooperative Gleaning Network since 1998 and the founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm from 1993 to 1998. He was board member and board president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey.

 

Marina Nahmias
President of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso

In 2010, Marina Nahmias created the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation, with her 4 children and her husband, in order to honour her parents’ memory and uphold their passions and ideals. The foundation has been created under the aegis of Fondation de France and develops its activities along two key dimensions: sustainable food to nurture better lives, and citizen art to feed the mind. To her, access to food and culture are the two pillars on which to build a more harmonious and more human civilisation. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation works in the spirit of curiosity, exigence, energy and kindness passed on to Marina by her parents.

 

Maria Ramos
Researcher at the Centro de Agricultura Ecológica y de Montaña (CAEM) of the CICYTEX (Regional farming research institution) in Extremadura, Spain

 

Education
PhD from the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville

Main professional positions
Researcher at the Centro de Agricultura Ecológica y de Montaña (CAEM) of the CICYTEX (Regional farming research institution) in Extremadura, Spain

Main areas of expertise
Maria Ramos is an agronomist with particular expertise on collaborative research methods applied to cultivated biodiversity protection, seed selection processes and organic farming systems under Mediterranean environments.

Her PhD thesis focuses on developing indicators for the evaluation of public policies on sustainable agriculture.

Collaborations
Maria Ramos participated in and led several national and European research programs focusing on understanding and preserving local species and knowledge and she is the National Editor for Organic E-prints data base under the CORE-Organic European Era-Net. She has developed her professional experience together with many different stakeholders, policy makers, researchers and NGOs related to organic farming, plant resources conservation and sustainable rural development.

 

Sara Scherr
CEO and President-founder of Ecoagriculture Partners, USA

Education
MSc and PhD in International Economics and Development at Cornell University in New York
BA in Economics at Wellesley College in Massachusetts
Fulbright Scholar and Rockefeller Social Science Fellow
 

Main professional positions
Sara Scherr founded EcoAgriculture Partners in 2002, and in 2011 co-founded the global Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, which she now chairs.

Main areas of expertise
Dr. Scherr is an agricultural and natural resource economist specializing in land management policy in tropical developing countries. She has been a prominent voice globally in promoting the restoration of degraded agricultural lands for food security and rural livelihoods, and is a leading innovator in integrated landscape management. She is an expert in the economics of sustainable agriculture and agroforestry and the design of payments to farmers and farming communities for ecosystem stewardship.

Collaborations
She serves on the U.S. board of the international agricultural biodiversity research organization Bioversity International, on the advisory boards of Food Tank, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research, and the UN Agri-food Task Force, and on the board of U.S. non-profit Solutions from the Land. Dr. Scherr is widely published in the scientific and policy literature, and is a member of the scientific editorial boards of the journals Agroforestry Systems, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, and Land Use Policy. She has co-developed and led agricultural landscape leadership courses in Latin America and Africa, and taught for a decade in the prestigious Berkeley Environmental Leadership Program professional short course. From 2002 to 2005 she was a member of the Millennium Project Hunger Task Force. She previously served as Director of Ecosystem Services at Forest Trends, as a senior researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and as a principal researcher and later on the Board of the World Agroforestry Centre. She also served as adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, and acted as co-leader of the CGIAR Gender Program.

 

Camilla Toulmin – president of the Jury
Senior Fellow and former director of the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED)

Education
PhD in Economics from Oxford University
MSc in Development Economics from the University of London (SOAS)
BA in Economics from Cambridge University

Main professional positions
Professor of Practice at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, she served for 12 years as director of the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED), where she is now a senior fellow.

Main areas of expertise
Camilla Toulmin is an economist with particular expertise on dryland Africa. Her work has combined field research, policy analysis and advocacy. Her interests include building alliances with those on the frontline of sustainable development and land rights in Africa. Her current work focuses on climate change, property rights, global governance and natural resources.

Collaborations
Dr Toulmin established and ran the IIED Drylands Programme from 1987 to 2002. She has worked with people at many different levels from farmers and researchers, to national governments, NGOs, donor agencies and international bodies. She is trustee of ICARDA (Syria), the Franco-British Council and a number of other boards. Her latest book is Climate change in Africa (Zed Books, 2009).

 

Olivia Yambi
Senior UN consultant on nutrition, co-chair of the IPES-Food, Tanzania

Education
PhD from Cornell University

Main professional positions
Dr Yambi is a Senior Consultant on Nutrition and Sustainable Development, and the co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

She has worked with UNICEF in several senior positions including that of Country Representative in Kenya (2007-2012) and Laos (2003-2007); Regional Nutrition Advisor Eastern and Southern Africa Region (1997-2003) and Chief of Nutrition and Child Development in India (1992-1997). In 2002 she was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy Mission looking into humanitarian needs in Southern Africa resulting from a combination of drought and HIV and AIDS.

 

Main areas of expertise
Olivia Yambi has extensive programming experience in nutrition, development and international cooperation, with programming and research work including a focus on infant and young child feeding, nutrition and HIV & AIDS, cash transfers for vulnerable children and households; and human rights based approach to programming. She has made contribution to the understanding of the relationship between nutrition status and mortality in children through her doctoral primary research.

Collaborations
Olivia Yambi has co-authored a number of publications including the following: Nutrition status and the risk of mortality in children 6-36 months old in Tanzania (1991). Food Nutr. Bull. 13: 271-276.: Linking Women, Household Food Security and Nutrition: A Conceptual Approach. IN Women, Agriculture and Household Food Security, edited by S. Breth; Drought, AIDS and Malnutrition in Southern Africa., ( (2005) Public Health Nutrition Volume 8 Number 6 pp.551-563).