Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
Food and Agriculture Organization Philippines
Aristeo A. Portugal is presently the Assistant FAO Philippines Representative (Programme) since February 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Portugal was Agribusiness/Marketing Specialist in FAO’s projects on technical support to agrarian reform and rural development in the Philippines for almost 15 years. He also served as consultant in various agriculture related projects funded by the Asian Development Bank, USAID, and JICA. His work experience also includes 10 years with the agriculture staff of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) where he was actively involved in project development, monitoring and evaluation, and policy review and analysis, among others. Mr. Portugal is a BS Fisheries graduate of the University of the Philippines where he also obtained his masters degree in industrial relations (MIR) and business administration (MBA).