Teresa Pinto-Correia, Geographer, Professor at the University of Évora and Director of the MED - Mediterranean Institute of Agriculture, Environment and Development (www.med.uevora.pt), with 175 senior researchers. Coordinator of the team LABscape - an internationally competitive team of 15 researchers including 7 experienced post-docs - with expertise in rural geography, remote sensing, landscape ecology and management, and transdisciplinary processes. The team research focus is on rural landscapes in the Mediterranean context, with a dynamic systems approach where the natural, social and cultural factors are combined. Teresa research aims to provide novel conceptualization and evidence of the uniqueness and complexity of transition processes affecting Mediterranean rural landscapes today, as well as the validation of specific management models out of maintstream path-dependency and towards novel sustainability solutions. Involved in 6 H2020 projects, coordinating one of them, SALSA, on small farms role in sustainable food and nutrition security. More than 100 per-reviewed publications, including a book in Cambridge University Press, 2018, “European Landscapes in Transition: implications for policy and practice”. Member of the EC-Horizon Europe Mission Board on Soil Health and Food, since September 2019.
Martin Kremmer, born 1972, is an Agricultural Engineer, working in industry for John Deere, global manufacturer of agricultural, turf and construction equipment since 2002 in different functions in Germany and in the U.S. in Tractor Design Analyses, Concept Design, Design, Implement Integration and Automation and Innovation Strategies. In 2019, Kremmer was named a John Deere Fellow and, since 2020, he is the Manager Small Ag&Turf Production Systems Solution Engineering at the European Technology Innovation Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Kremmer is a member of the Executive and Board of the European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng) and member of the Advisory Council of the Max Eyth Society of Agricultural Engineering of the Society of German Engineers (VDI-MEG). He represents John Deere in other advisory and technical boards in the VDMA (German National Machinery Association) and CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery Association). He is a named inventor of more than 40 patents and patent applications and numerous publications in the field of Agricultural Engineering and has been teaching at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2006 where he was promoted to an Honorary Professor in February of 2019.
Daniel Azevedo, is Director in the Commodities and Trade team of Copa and Cogeca, an agricultural lobby representing almost 70 national farm organizations and cooperatives in Europe. He is a natural resources engineer graduated in the University of Évora (Portugal) currently the coordinator of Copa and Cogeca Task Force on agricultural technology. He has previously been working for DG Agriculture and Rural Development after specializing on agro-environmental measures in SLU university (Sweden). Mr. Azevedo comes from a family producing wine and olive oil in Vila Real (Douro Region) in Portugal.
Dr. Doris Marquardt, European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit B2, Research and Innovation.
Dr. Doris Marquardt works for the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development since July 2019 focussing on the digitalisation of the agricultural sector and rural areas and at Research and Innovation.
She completed her PhD in agricultural policies at the Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and holds a diploma (Msc) in Environmental Planning from the Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephan.
She held positions at the European Environment Agency, the German Permanent Representation, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the European Network for Rural Development Contact Point, the Germany-based Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, the Center of Rural Economy in Newcastle, United Kingdom, and the European Academy in Bolzano, Italy.
She has experiences in the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy in several EU Member States, including Romania, Italy and Germany. She served as expert in policy design, agriculture, and rural and regional development in the wider European region in projects commissioned by, e.g. the World Bank, UNEP and FAO.