Jul 1, 2019World Potato Congress announces new international advisor
Mr. Lu, Xiaoping is the World Potato Congress’s newest international advisor. Mr. Lu is the International Potato Center’s (CIP) deputy director-general and the director of the CIP’s China Centre for Asia and Pacific regional location (CCCAP). His primary responsibility is heading the start-up work of CCCAP, the first major presence in China of an international agricultural research organization under the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Prior to working at CIP, he assumed the position of Director of CCCAP Preparation Office, set up by the Ministry of Agriculture for establishing CCCAP. Mr. Lu started his career at the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in 1983 and had held a number of positions in the Department of International Cooperation, from Project Officer, Deputy Division Director, Division Director, all the way up to Deputy Director-General of the Department. He played an important part in negotiating and managing major international agricultural and resource agreements, programs, protocols and treaties.
He was also invited to serve as a senior adviser for the DPRK UNDP Office from 1997-98, and was appointed Counselor in the Chinese Mission to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome from 2003-04, where he played an active role in promoting China’s agricultural connection with the international community.
Mr. Lu graduated from the University of Queensland with a master’s degree in agricultural economic studies in 1994. He also has a diploma in the English language and law from Jiangsu Police Academy in China.
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