Temple of Understanding celebrating our 61st Anniversary in 2021
Adelita San Vicenta Tello, is General Director of the Primary Sector and Renewable Natural Resources of SEMARNAT, Mexico. She is an agricultural engineer with a Master's Degree in Rural Development from the Autonomous Metropolitan University and she specialized in Economics of the Agri-Food System in Italy. Adelita San Vicenta Tello also holds a PhD in Agroecology from the University of Antioquia. Throughout ten years she held various positions in public administration linked to the rural sector in various institutions and levels of government.
Adelita San Vicenta Tello was Technical Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources Commission in the LXVIII Legislature of the State of Morelos and joined the Counsel of Rural Development and the Environment in the LIX Legislature of the Chamber of Deputies. She has worked for various peasant and non-governmental organizations developing environmental education and planning programs for the sustainable management of natural resources. In 2007 she was one of the conveners of the "National Campaign Without Corn". She was director of Seeds of Life (Semillas de Vida), a group promoting agro-biodiversity and protecting native corn. San Vicente is also a convener of the Mexico-wide food sovereignty coalition Without Corn, There Is No Country (Sin Maíz, No Hay País) and a member of the Union of Scientists Committed to Society (Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad).
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