Eduardo J.Trigo is an Argentine agricultural economist with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, specializing in science, technology and innovation policy and organizational issues, with emphasis in biotechnology applications to the agricultural and food sector.
Currently he is Scientific Adviser at the International Relations Directorate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina (MINCYT) and Director of Grupo CEO, a consulting firm specializing in the agricultural economics and policy fields. He is also a member of the Academic Council of the Alberto Soriano School for Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Buenos Aires and has previously served in the Board of Directors of the National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Argentina and as an adviser to the Secretary of Agriculture on biotechnology policy issues.
Since 2011 he is Chairman of the Advisory Committee of European Project “Towards a Latin America and Caribbean Knowledge Based Bio-Economy in partnership with Europe” (ALCUE-KBBE). Before that he has been member of the Food Committee of the European Action on Global Life Sciences (EAGLES), Executive Secretary of UNIDO’s Consultative Group for Biotechnology for Latin America and the Caribbean, Executive Director of the Fundación AgenINTA in Argentina, Director of the Technology Generation and Transfer Program of the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, IICA, in San Jose Costa Rica, and Director of Research at the International Service for National Agricultural Research, ISNAR, in The Hague, Holland.
His professional experience includes work as a consultant to several Latin-American and The Caribbean national governments and to international organizations, including, among others, the OECD, The InterAmerican Development Bank, The World Bank, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the Stockholm Environmental Institute, among others. Since 1986 he has also served in different European Commission evaluations panels and programs, such as INCO and ALPHA. He has published extensively in his fields of work.