Who we are


Yves Madre

Yves is an agronomist and economist. He was senior advisor to European Commissioner for agriculture and rural development during the last CAP reform. Before that Yves worked in the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Paris, and advised food companies and governments in London, Brussels, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. He has an in-depth knowledge of international negotiations, agriculture and food policies.

Luc Vernet

Luc has an extensive experience in European politics. He has served the European Parliament as the spokesperson for a political group & the European Commission as political and communication advisor to the Commissioner for agriculture and rural development. Previously, he worked as a journalist, reporting on EU affairs.

João Pacheco

Former Deputy Director General in DG AGRI, João is a prominent partner and contributor to Farm Europe. Joao has held multiple top-level positions in the European Commission in DG AGRI. He has also served as European Union Ambassador to Brazil. Joao has extensive experience in multilateral and bilateral trade relations. He brings over 30 years of top European government trade and agriculture policy as well as private sector experience.


Antonella has an extensive experience as political advisor on agriculture, trade and energy issues. She worked at the U.S. Mission to the EU as agriculture specialist and she has a ten-year experience as a political advisor at the European Parliament. From 2009 to 2014 she served as chief advisor to the Chairman of Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament.

Horacio Gonzalez Aleman

Horacio Gonzalez Aleman is a Lawyer and Postgraduate in European Studies and Agri-food Business. He brings over more than 25 years of experience in Food Chain issues after serving different positions in Food & Drink Industry Organizations, both at national and European level, as well as in the OECD ( BIAC). He has an in-depth knowledge of regulatory affairs, internal market and economic issues affecting the Food Industry.

Morgane Schnöller

Morgane is an agricultural engineer, specialising in social sciences and agronomy. Her background allows her to synthesise agricultural development, environment, resource management and territorial projects. At Farm Europe, she is in charge of agricultural and digital transition and strategic analysis of the development of agricultural and agri-food sectors.

Claudia D’Agostini

Former Schuman Trainee at the Secretariat of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament, Claudia holds a Master’s degree in International Security Studies from Sant’Anna (Italy) School of Advanced Studies, where she graduated with a thesis on the impact of Covid-19 on global food security. At Farm Europe, she follows legislative developments on energy matters at the EU level.

Adalgisa Martinelli

Adalgisa has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and a Bachelor’s degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences; she was a former Junior European Project Manager in charge of Erasmus+ projects. At Farm Europe, she follows Horizon projects and studies on food sovereignty.

Roland Chaumat

Roland is a lawyer, holding a Master’s Degree in European Business Law and specialised in European Public Policy. After his arrival in Brussels, he worked for a regional representation on Research and Innovation topics. At Farm Europe, he is now working on food sovereignty and follows the activities of the European Parliament.

Alessandra Diana

Alessandra is an Economist, holding a Master’s degree in Economic Analysis and European Policy. During her studies at Solvay School of Economics and Management, she followed econometrics, statistics and data analysis classes, where she got acquainted to the world of data. At Farm Europe, she is now dealing with data governance and multi-actor approach development in European Projects.

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