Confirmed speaker

Tania Santivañez

Regional Agricultural Officer at the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia


Tania Santivañez has a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry at the People’s Friendship University in Russia and post Graduate Degrees on Environmental Management Systems, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Defenders Organization and Social Economy and Fair Trade at the Padre Hurtado University in Chile.

Tania has been working at FAO for 17 years now and her key area of expertise is Sustainable and Inclusive Agrifood Systems. For 8 years she acted as Regional agricultural officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, coordinating a Regional program on agrifood system and leading various projects related to sustainable crop production, seed system, inclusive trade at local and regional level. She also was Global Coordinator for the “International year of Quinoa” in 2013.

At present, she is acting as regional agricultural officer for Europe and Central Asia and coordinates the Regional program “Sustainable Natural resources management under a changing climate”.