About the Author
Campanhola has a Bachelor degree in Agronomy from University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Master of Science in Nuclear Energy applied to Agriculture from University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), PhD in Entomology from Texas A&M University (USA), and Post-doctorate in Economic Development and Environment from University of Campinas (Brazil). He has occupied the posts of Director General of the Embrapa's (Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation) National Research Center on Monitoring and Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Agriculture, President of Embrapa, Director of ABDI (Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development) and Director of Plant Production and Protection Division in FAO, Rome. Pandey served as a maize scientist, and Director of Maize Program and Director of African Livelihoods Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) - a center of the CGIAR, over a period of 30 years before joining Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) where he served as the Director of Agricultural Support Systems Division and of Plant Production and Protection Division. At FAO, he also chaired the Inter-departmental Working Group on Biotechnologies covering crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, and food processing sectors. He led the Organization's efforts to develop and launch a new paradigm for sustainable intensification of crop production - Save and Grow - to increase food production, while protecting and enhancing natural resources.