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Shibu Jose
Director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, Columbia; and Professor Harold E. Garrett. He studied at the University of Agriculture in Kerala, India; and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Forestry Science at Purdue University in the United States. The efforts of his current research focus on Ecosystem Services and the Ecological Sustainability of Agroforestry Systems and Biomass and Biofuel Production Systems. Dr. Jose leads a regional consortium dedicated to commercializing integrated biomass and biofuel production systems: the Mississippi / Missouri River Biomass / Advanced Biofuel Consortium (MRABC). He has authored more than 150 publications, edited eight books and secured nearly $ 10 million as Principal Investigator. He has also contributed in the main direction of 14 doctoral students and 24 master's students over the last two decades. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Agroforestry Systems Magazine, is Academic Editor of PLOS ONE and is a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Ecology and Forests: International Journal of Ecology and Forests.

Donald Broom
Biologist and emeritus professor of animal welfare at the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He has a master's degree in zoology and a doctorate in animal behavior at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the scientific evaluation of animal welfare in relation to housing, transportation and other interactions with people. Dr. Broom is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and seven books. He is a member of the Animal Procedures Committee of the Ministry of the Interior and the European Union's Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Welfare. In 1986, Professor Broom was named the first Professor of Animal Welfare in the world, in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He created a research group, known as the Center for Animal Welfare and Anthrozoology.

Max Shelton
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Queesland, Australia; And is now an associate professor at the same university, at the School of Agriculture and Food Science. His research career in applied agriculture is based on both a disciplinary and geographical perspective, which includes aspects of plants, animals and the soil of integrated tropical livestock and tropical agroforestry systems. He is a specialist in Tropical Pastures. His research and development approach has been participatory with Australia's herding industry and colleagues. He has conducted more than 20 pasture improvement courses for over 400 pastures in northern Australia. This has ensured a high level of dissemination and adoption of research results. On the other hand, Max has supervised more than 20 master's and doctoral students and many projects of undergraduate students. His publications include 5 books, more than 140 articles, conference articles and monographs. It has also launched 3 new tree legume cultivars. Max was named a member of the Tropical Grassland Society Tropical Grassland Society of Australia in 1998.

Ernesto Reyes
International Director of the Livestock Production Systems Department of the International Agri Benchmark Network. He is an economist in the livestock sector, he studied Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine University of La Salle, Colombia; And master's degree in Agricultural Economics and Management at the University of Reading in England. For more than 10 years he was the adviser in the Spanish government of the design, development and implementation of livestock networks for the analysis of the competitiveness and efficiency of livestock production systems (RENGRATI Network). He has worked in livestock development projects in Latin America for more than 10 years in the areas of livestock services, information systems, economic analysis and international markets. Reyes is a founding partner of the IFCN Dairy Network and a member of its Board of Directors. He is also the Director of the Livestock Efficiency Focal Area of ​​the FAO and World Bank initiative called the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Development and since 2015 is the global leader in the dairy development strategy of the Global Dairy Platform (A platform formed by the 20 leading dairy companies worldwide).

Stella Huertas
Professor of the University of the Republic in Uruguay, where she is responsible for dictating the courses on "Animal Welfare" and "Good Livestock Practices contemplating Animal Welfare", in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Master's degree in Animal Health, and Doctorate in Medicine and Veterinary Technology, at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay. Research Area: Specialist in Meat Quality and Animal Welfare. Dr. Huertas has been Coordinator of the Animal Welfare Program of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Coordinator of the OIE Collaborating Center for Animal Welfare for the Americas, jointly with Chile and headquartered at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uruguay.