Eduardo Cuoco
Technology Platform Organics (TP Organics)
c/o IFOAM EU Group
Rue du Commerce 124
1000  Brussels
Tel. +32 2 280 68 44
Fax +32 2 735 73 81

Eduardo Cuoco

Eduardo Cuoco, European Technology Platform TP Organics, Belgium

Eduardo Cuoco was born in Naples (Italy), where he studied and successfully completed his MSc in Food Science and Technologies.

He has been involved in organic farming since 1998 and collaborated with many organic organizations such as the Italian Association for Organic Farming - AIAB, the Institute for Environmental and Ethical Certification ICEA, the Mediterranean Institute of Agriculture (CIHEAM - Bari), BIOCERT, etc.

During the first career phase, from 1998 to 2008, he focused on the regional and national development of the organic policies in Italy, regarding rural development plans, promotional and certification schemes. Furthermore, he also promoted the organic industry in Italy as an innovation broker. From 2008 on, Eduardo has been involved in the establishment and management of the European Technology Platform "TP Organics" (now as Head of the Secretariat).

Since April 2016, he has been contributing to and serving the European organic sector with his position as Director of the IFOAM EU Group and as council member of the Technological Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI).

He is currently participating in different expert groups such as the Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS-SCAR) and the Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group (EMEG). Additionally, he is preparing his PhD dissertation on the "Role of Stakeholder in strategic decision making processes" at the Polytechnic University of Marche (IT).

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