Francisco obtained a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Sustainable Management as well a degree in Technical Agricultural Engineering from the University of Seville. He also received a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University Pable de Olavide.
Francisco’s research experience is focused in the field of sustainable management of small ruminant systems and the marketing of their products. He has developed his work in different research centers and universities, including the University of Seville (Spain), the Agency for Agricultural Research in Sardinia (Italy), the French Livestock Institute (France) and in his current research center, the Andalusian Institute of Agricultural Research and Training.
Francisco is a member of the FAO/CIHEAM Subnetwork of Sheep and Goat Systems and a reviewer of scientific articles for various journals. Also, he is the Coordinator of the Shepherd School of Andalusia. He currently holds the position of Technical Specialist A – Area Agricultural Economics and Sociology of the Andalusian Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IFAPA).
Francisco has published articles in scientific journals such as Small Ruminant Research, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, etc. He has also written ten book chapters and has made more than 100 conference presentations. The article he wrote, ‘’The Situation of Dairy Goats in the World – Situación del Caprino de Leche en el Mundo” has been posted on the IGA website, along with an interview by OVIEESPAÑA about “The Potential of Indigenous Goat Breeds and the Increase in Consumption of Cheese – El Potencial del Caprino son las Razas Autóctonas y el Aumento en Consumo de Quesos”.
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