gabriella soto velezGabriella Soto-Velez

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Gulf States Regional Office

Topic Areas: Crops, Food Equity, Local Foods, Soil Health

Specific Areas of Expertise: Organic market gardens, regenerative agriculture, kitchen gardens, food sovereignty

Gabriella Soto-Velez earned her M.Sc. in Agriculture Science in the Tropics and Subtropics from the University of Hohenhiem in Stuttgart, Germany. Her extensive research spanned seven months in Laikipia, Kenya, delving into the intricate dynamics of land-use change and its profound effects on soil structure in the Guinea Savannah. Complementing her academic pursuits, she has dedicated over eight years working as a farm manager on an organic vegetable farm in Auvergne, France.

Master of Science in Agriculture Science in the Tropics and Subtropics
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, with minor in Biology

Previous Experience:

Organic Vegetable Farm Manager
Auvergne, France

Gained proficiency in all aspects of production on a 9-acre, dual-certified organic and biodynamic farm

Water and Soil Conservation Specialist
Rural Agriculture Development Authority, Portland, Jamaica
Aided smallholder farmers to combat the impacts of climate change and lack of resources through improved agricultural techniques.


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