Field Professional + EOV Master Verifier + Hub Leader | Argentina
Raised in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina. He graduated as an agronomist in Mar del Plata National University
Back in Rio Gallegos, in the 80’s, he worked as a research fellow and consultant, focusing on Patagonian grasslands desertification. He worked advising local producers on grassland management.
In the 90’s he was Research Station Director at INTA (National Institute for Agricultural Technology) and in early 00’s he had a position at the National Agriculture Secretary. He mentored a National sheep development policy.
Co-founded Ovis 21 with Ricardo Fenton in 2003 with the mission of “promoting a grassland regeneration culture, so the land can sustain people, its business and communities”
Along with Ovis 21, introduced many groundbreaking innovations in the sheep sector of Patagonia, including Multi Purpose Merino, the Sustainable Wool chain, and Holistic Management.
Holistic Management Educator and leader of the Argentinian SI Hub. As an Educator he worked with more than 50 farms and trained more than 400 HM practitioners in Argentina, Spain, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.
In 2011, he developed the Grassland Regeneration and Sustainable Standard (GRASS), with input and revision of The Nature Conservancy. GRASS standard reached near 1,3 million hectares certified in Patagonia, and evolved to become the EOV standard, with contributions from Michigan State University and many long experienced field professionals from the Savory Institute.