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About Us

GENERAL STRUCTURE

Agrinatura is a European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development, an entity established jointly by European Research and Education organisations. It is based on two pillars – Agrinatura Association regrouping all members and Agrinatura-EEIG, which is its operational arm. Activities are managed by the Joint Management Unit, with one office in Prague (Information & Communication, Association secretariat) and one office in Paris (Directorate, Business management, Administration, EEIG secretariat).

 

Board of Directors

The Agrinatura Association is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of the President and the Vice-President  and Board members. Directors are the representatives of the members of the General Assembly elected by it upon proposition by President.

 

 

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Stephen Onakuse

President

University College Cork

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Petra Chaloupková

Vice-President

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Secretary General

The Board of Directors appoints a Secretary General and approved by next General Assembly. He (she) is responsible for the development and the execution of the projects of the Agrinatura network. The Secretariat shall regularly report the execution of its delegations to the Board of Directors. Currently secretariat is hosted by Czech University of LifeSciences in Prague.

 

 

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Tereza Slámová

Secretary General

Board Members

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Ludovic Andres

Board member

Graduate school in International Agro-Development (ISTOM)

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Carolin Callenius

Board member

University of Hohenheim

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Guido Bonati

Board member

Director of Research at CREA

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Pascal Boeckx

Board member

Ghent University

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Miguel de Porras

Board member

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL

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Susanna Rokka

Board member

Natural Resource Institutie Finland (LUKE)

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Frederic Francis

Board member

Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech – Liège Université

Agrinatura EEIG

Incorporated as a European Economic Interest Grouping governed by the European Regulation 2137/85 and the provisions of French law 89.377 of 13 June 1989 modifying the bylaws 67.821 of 23 September 1967;

the Articles of Association, are the agreement entered into by the Members, setting the terms for its incorporation;

The Bylaws of the Grouping, specify and supplementing the undertakings which they have set forth in the Articles of Association, as well as the terms of their relations with the Grouping and the Grouping’s relationship with third parties.

 

 

Its governance is organized as follows:

  1. The Members Assembly is the main decision-making body of the EEIG;
  2. The President chairs the Members’ Assembly and is the EEIG’s representative and spokesperson; Agrinatura Association and Agrinatura-EEIG have joint President, who is currently Carolyn Glynn.
  3. The Business Manager and Director (BMD)

Is the natural person acting as manager and administrator, responsible for the implementation of the annual Work plan. He/she is in charge of programming and promoting of scientific activities, representation, information and exchange activities. The Director is the main contact point for external parties. The Director Business Manager identifies new business opportunities, manages, administers and delivers EEIG projects, delivers the annual business plan.

 

 

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Hanneke Lam

EEIG Business Manager and Director

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Anita Rahova

EEIG Project Portfiolio Officer

EEIG Advisers

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Mélanie Broin

EEIG Advisor

Agropolis

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Association - Petra Chaloupková

EEIG Advisor

Agrinatura Association

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Jean-Michel Sers

EEIG Advisor

CIRAD

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Patrick van Damme

EEIG Advisor

UGhent

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Richard Hawkins

EEIG Advisor

iCRA

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Graça Abrantes

EEIG Advisor

School of Agriculture University of Lisbon

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Andy Frost

EEIG Advisor

Natural Resource Institute, University of Greenwich (NRI)

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Ioannis Dimitriou

EEIG Advisor

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

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Patricia Wagenmakers

EEIG Advisor

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)