Scientific advisors

Prof. Dr. Barbara Hogenboom
(University of Amsterdam)

Barbara Hogenboom is Director of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) and Professor of Latin American Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam (UvA). Her field of study is the politics and governance of development and environment, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her research focuses on the clashing values and interests at play in connection with the use of natural resources in Latin America. She currently coordinates the international research project: ‘Leave fossil fuels underground for sustainable and inclusive development: Co-creating alternative pathways in Africa and Latin America’ (2018-2021). Previously, she coordinated a consortium of ten European and Latin American universities for the EU-FP7 project ‘Environmental Governance in Latin American and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use’ (ENGOV, 2011-2015).

Dr. Mairon Bastos Lima
(Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden)

Mairon G. Bastos Lima started working on bioeconomy governance in 2008. He holds a PhD in environmental studies from the VU University Amsterdam (2014) and has published extensively on various themes of environmental politics, particularly in relation to agriculture, social sustainability, and the Global South. Working in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, he has collaborated in different occasions with the UN Development Programme, the UN Research Institute for Social Development, among others.

Eduardo Trigo, Ph.D.
(IICA / Austral University, Argentina)

Eduardo J. Trigo has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison), is an adviser of the Bioeconomy and Production Development at the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, IICA and professor at the Center for Agribusiness of the Austral University, in Argentina. Since 2015 he also is member of the International Advisory Council, IAC, of the Global Bioeconomy Summit, and in the past he has served as the Scientific Adviser for International Relations at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina, as member of the Academic Council of the Alberto Soriano Graduate School of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Buenos Aires, Director of Science and Technology at the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, IICA, in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Director of Research at the International Service for National Agricultural Research, ISNAR, in The Hague, The Netherlands. He also was Director of Grupo CEO, a consulting firm on agricultural and technology policy and management issues in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has an extensive experience as consultant on bioeconomy issues and in the area of science and technology policy, organization and management, with emphasis on agricultural research and biotechnology applications to the agricultural and food sectors, to a number of national governments and international organizations. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise.