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.


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.

Joao Pacheco

Former Deputy Director General in DG AGRI, Joao 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.

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.

Szabolcs Zoldreti

Szabolcs has a Master’s degree in Law from the Eötvös Loránd University and a diploma in International relations and diplomacy studies from the College of Europe. He has a clear sight on the EU’s policies regarding the interconnections and interactions between energy and environmental issues in agriculture and forestry. He is experienced in the usage and functioning of different international development aids and project management.

Anaïs Levoir

Agronomist graduated from the Higher Institute of Agriculture of Lille, Anaïs first completed a degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecosystems. She is specialized on the relations between agriculture and environment. The professional experiences gained during her studies allowed her to develop an understanding of the technical, social and economic issues related to agricultural production, as well as innovative and sustainable farming systems and Smart Farming.

Giacomo Guala

Italian, with international experiences, Giacomo holds a Master degree in European Affairs from the University of Lille, France.
He previously graduated from the University of Trieste in International studies and diplomacy and worked as a policy advisor assistant in his Region of origin, Piedmont, where he approached the European dimension of politics in the fields of agriculture, climate, and environment.
He is interested in the political balances at the European level and in the analysis of the international political issues in the Agri-food sector


Irina is a graduate of International Development Studies at Utrecht University, Netherlands, where she conducted academic research in Indonesia on small-scale agroforestry coffee production through the lens of critical agrarian political economy. Previously, she graduated from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany in English Studies and Human Geography. She is interested in the social relations of food production and outcomes of distribution, as well as food sovereignty and environmental justice.

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