DEISSY MARTÍNEZ BARÓN
SCALING • SCALING SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS • TRANSFORMATION
“Since 2013, CCAFS has worked closely with Latin American governments and partners to support action for long-term sustainability in agriculture. COP25 is of great relevance for Latin America as climate action in agriculture is now a regional priority.”
Deissy leads CCAFS in Latin America, where she works alongside local, national and regional partners to make agriculture more competitive and resilient to climate change. Her work includes scaling up climate-smart agriculture in Latin America. Before joining CCAFS, Deissy worked at Colombia’s National Planning Department on sectoral economic impacts of climate change in Colombia. She also worked at the National Administrative Department of Statistics. Deissy is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in geography at the University of Copenhagen.
The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.
The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.