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Alumni testimonials at the opening ceremony of IAMZ academic year

29 September 2016 - 10 October 2016

Representatives from Universities and Ministries accompanied IAMZ Director, Javier Sierra, in officially welcoming students to IAMZ on Monday 29 September. New students heard about the main activities carried out by IAMZ and also had the opportunity to listen to the experiences of a number of alumni and students. As in previous years, renowned speakers were invited to address current issues concerning food, agriculture and the environment. On this occasion the guest speakers were Jesús Casas (DG of Rural Development and Agro-Food, Government of the Principality of Asturias and former Director of 'Picos de Europa', 'Doñana' and 'Tablas de Daimiel' National Parks) and José Manuel Silva (former DG of Agriculture and Rural Development and former DG of Research in the European Commission).