Core area: Programme Officer
“During my studies and in my professional life, I have become increasingly aware of the close relationship between the agricultural and ecological future of individual countries and the international exchange and strategic direction of the international community. I am convinced that Biovision’s commitment to the various aspects of healthy, sustainable development is more important than ever.”
Loredana Sorg studied agriculture at ETH Zurich specialising in agricultural research and development projects: This included work and study placements at the Soil Science Center at Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, the Institute for Environmental Decisions at ETH Zurich and the Tbilisi State University in Georgia. Whilst still a student, she also gained her teaching certificate, allowing her to apply much of her knowledge in practice assisting on botanical trips and acting as course leader for many years for the Swiss guide and scout movement. In addition, as a freelance journalist, she wrote for several regional daily and weekly newspapers. At Flury & Giuliani, the consultants in agricultural and regional economics, she became familiar with the challenges facing (mountain) farming in Switzerland. More recently, she completed a Mercator Fellowship in International Affairs on the topic “Organic farming in regions with resource conflicts – further development through integrating the young generation”. During this period she gained experience in three organisations – the FAO in Rome, a NGO in Morogoro, Tanzania and FiBL, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Kiev, Ukraine.
As Programme Officer for Biovision, Loredana will be working equally with local partners in East Africa and the Biovision team in Zurich. Her priorities will be project coordination, the content-related development of project ideas and knowledge of project activities and partner countries.
Away from work, Loredana particularly enjoys the great outdoors – ski touring in winter and in summer cycling, walking and swimming – but also loves singing in a choir, playing games with friends, cooking and attending concerts in an urban environment.