ICCCFS will feature reports by leading researchers from the BRICS countries, Indonesia, and the United States.
Dr. Elisio Contini, an agricultural economist, has worked in various positions at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) since 1976. He currently serves as the Deputy of the Strategic Studies & Training Center. He has worked in the preparation and evaluation of international organizations' projects in Latin American countries (IADB and World Bank), and has been Adviser to the President of Embrapa since 1995. He was also an Economics and Business Administration Guest Professor at several Brazilian Universities. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the CIAT and Executive Director of the Brazilian Rural Economist Association. He has published 4 books, 30 scientific and technical publications and more than 40 technical reports. Dr. Contini received his Ph.D. from the University of Münster.