Alain Peeters

Secretary, Agroecology Europe

Alain Peeters is an agronomist and an agro-ecologist (Master and PhD in Agricultural Engineering) trained at the University of Louvain (Belgium). He has an extensive theoretical and ground knowledge in general agronomy and ecology in tempera te and tropical areas. He started his career in Africa for the European Commission, he became Professor at the University of Louvain (1990-2007) where he was Head of the Grassland and Arable Crop Ecology Department. He wrote several books of international significance. He is the author of about 200 scientific papers, books and chapters in books. He presented about 20 invited speeches at international conferences around the world.

He is Director of the RHEA Research Centre. He is Secretary of ‘Agroecology Europe’, the European association for Agroecology, Coordinator of the FAO/CIHEAM network on pasture and fodder crops in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He was Representative of West Europe and member of the Steering Committee of the European Grassland Federation (EGF) and Representative of West Europe in the World Association of Grassland scientists (IGC) (1997-2005).