The five months I spent as a World Fellow were among the most reinvigorating of my life, filled with stimulating conversations, challenging debates, eye-opening classes, as well as blissful afternoons wiled away on the Yale Farm that gave me the momentum to embrace my role as an advocate for sustainable food systems in Latin America.
José Luis Chicoma
José Luis Chicoma is the Minister of Production of Peru. He previously served as executive director of Ethos Public Policy Lab, a Mexican think tank that promotes development and sustainable food systems. He was the editor and coordinator of the publication “Transforming our food systems: Inspirational stories and proposals” and has served as a core member of the Tortilla Alliance, the Mexican AgTech network, as well as other coalitions that advocate for sustainable and healthy food systems. He also frequently writes and speaks internationally about the intersection of food and politics. He previously held several high-level positions in the Peruvian government, including serving as Vice Minister of Small and Medium…