Roberto CaponeRoberto Capone is an agronomist, who graduated in 1986 from the University of Bologna (Italy).
He has been Principal Administrator of CIHEAM Bari since 2008, where he is also the head and coordinator of the Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development division.
In the period December 2007-April 2008 he was a member of the Italian technical committee and served as a national coordinator for Italy of the Mediterranean Diet nomination for inclusion on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage representative list.
In the period February 2007-February 2009 as a General Secretary at Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF) he was in charge of coordination and management of the National Liaison Committee between the Italian Government and the Organizations of the United Nations for food and agriculture (FAO, IFAD, WFP).
From March 2007 to April 2008 he served as a Minister Adviser at MiPAAF dealing with international affairs in the Mediterranean area.
In the period May 2000-June 2007 he was a Principal Administrator of CIHEAM and acted as the Italian representative at the Secretariat General of CIHEAM in Paris.
His main fields of interest are: Mediterranean food systems sustainability, sustainable food production and consumption, the Mediterranean Diet, food safety and security, traditional and local agro-food products enhancement, and integrated development of Mediterranean rural areas.

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