Jordi Mateu Pozuelo

Jordi Mateu Pozuelo

Plant Health Service in Tarragona. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and the Natural Environment. Government of Catalonia

Jordi Mateu Pozuelo

Plant Health Service in Tarragona. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and the Natural Environment. Government of Catalonia

Qualification in Environmental Management, Technical Agricultural Engineer, Degree in Oenology, Post-graduate Certificate in International Cooperation.

He has worked in plant health since 2002, currently in the Plant Health Service of the Tarragona office of the Regional Government of Catalonia’s Department of Agriculture.

He has been a speaker on training courses and at technical seminars. He has written and co-written publications in journals and books.  He was involved in drawing up the 'Integrated Pest Management Guide for Olives', published recently by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

He has also participated in symposia conferences, and national and international meetings (in France, Malta, Poland and others) in the area of plant health. He is involved in R&D projects as a researcher and in conjunction with several organisations: IRTA (Institute for Food and Agricultural Research), UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona), UPC (Technical University of Catalonia), and UCO (University of Cordoba).

Member of the Working Group on Olive Plant Protection Issues of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment; member of the Expert Group on Plant Health at the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and the Environment of the Regional Government of Catalonia, and Head of the Plant Health Working Group of the Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture (SEAE). Chair of the Technical Committee for Olive Crops and Oil of the Catalan Integrated Production Board (CCPI). Member of the CCPI Committees for Nuts, Wine, and Plant Protection Products.

He was a founder member and secretary of the Association for Rural Development of the Prades Mountains, which has won provincial awards for promoting local agriculture and crops including Patata de Prades (‘Prades Potatoes’) Protected Geographical Indication, Avellana de Reus (‘Reus Hazelnut’) Protected Designation of Origin, chestnuts, truffles, and others. He is also a board member for Entrepobles, an NGO involved in rural development projects in several Latin American countries (including Nicaragua, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Cuba). Lecturer at the post-graduate course in International Cooperation at Rovira i Virgili University.