Florence Egal, Food Security and Nutrition Expert, Italy
Florence Egal has a medical degree from Paris, France and a M.Sc. in Community Health in Developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
She started her carrier on the field with NGOs (MSF, Save the Children Fund UK) in emergency and rehabilitation contexts (Somalia, Zimbabwe, Honduras), proceeded as free-lance consultant (e.g. Lebanon, Haiti, Uganda) and joined the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1990.
She has been working for over 20 years on food security, nutrition and livelihoods in both humanitarian and development contexts, collaborating with food technology colleagues and backstopping projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Rwanda or Somalia.
Since her retirement in 2013, she has been actively involved in the promotion of sustainable diets and local food systems. Florence addressed the Symposium on the topic of Food Technology in times of crisis: moving towards sustainable food systems.