Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 2022-23
- Home country: Brazil
- Specialization: Agriculture and Rural Development; Socio-environmental issues in the Brazilian Semiarid; Resilient ag systems, public policy, climate change
- Current role: Social Mobilization Coordinator, SABIÁ Agroecological Development Center
- Education: Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Campina Grande / Master’s in Agroecology and Sustainable Rural Development, International University of Andalusia
- Connect: cd644 [at] cornell.edu (Email) | LinkedIn | SABIÁ
Carlos Morais is the coordinator of the Agroecological Development Center, a nonprofit organization in Brazil, and a member of the Governance Panel of the Semi-Arid Latin America Platform. He holds a Master’s degree in Agroecology and Sustainable Rural Development from the International University of Andalusia. Carlos grew up in a challenging situation, revealing how the lack of opportunities in impoverished communities generates further poverty and social inequality. Today, he dedicates his professional life to fighting against inequality and rural poverty in the semi-arid region of Brazil. He does so by supporting farmers as they adapt to climate change and through the construction of sustainable agricultural systems. His goal as a Humphrey Fellow is to build a new network with global professionals in his sector and improve his knowledge about sustainable agriculture. In the future, Carlos hopes to help strengthen and build the capacity of all nonprofit organizations involved in rural development in his country.