Proforest Brazil Trustees
Ruth Nussbaum (Chair)
Ruth is the co-founder and Director of Proforest.
Paulo Gustavo do Prado Pereira
Paulo is an independent consultant in sustainable agriculture and rural production development. He has previously worked as a researcher at the Federal University of Paraiba on food and nutrition projects to improve small farmers’ production and food supply. Paulo worked at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry as an International Officer for technical cooperation in agriculture, fisheries and food technology. He was the coordinator and planning director at the pioneering environmental agency, SEMAM/PR. Previously he acted as Technical Manager for Brazil at Conservation International in Washington DC; and moved to Brazil as the organisation’s Environmental Policy and Cerrado Director.
Paulo holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Brasilia, as well as post-graduate studies in microbiology from the University of Havana, Cuba; and in Economics from OPAS/CEPAL/IPEA.
Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue
Nadia Cristiane de Almeida Tavares Goodman
Dr Nadia Tavares-Goodman is an experienced coordinator, project manager and researcher in international programmes. She has worked in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, the UK and Zambia.
Since 2012, Nadia has worked for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as Programme Specialist for South–South Cooperation at the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger based in Brasilia, Brazil; and since July 2014, as an international consultant. She supports governments to develop policies and adopt programme models related to social development, food security and school feeding. Prior to WFP, Nadia worked as an urban development consultant in Bangladesh for five years for multilateral (UNICEF, UNDP) and bilateral (GIZ, DFiD, AusAID) development agencies.
Nadia holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes University, UK, where she is an Honorary Research Associate.