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Independent experts nominated by country party

Gonzalo Chapela y Mendoza

First name
Last name
Chapela y Mendoza
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
and Sociology
UN languages spoken


Job function
Adviser and Cosultant
Dist. Fed. Dept Natural Resources Commission
Telephone number
52 5 8491306
Work experience
- General Director of Restoration and Conservation of Soils at Mexican Federal Government. Environment, Natural Resources and Fishing Secretariat (SEMARNAP), 1995-1997._x000D_
- Professor and researcher at Central Occident University Regional Center, Autonomous University of Chapingo (UACH), 1981 to date._x000D_
- Collaborator at Fundamental Education Regional Center for Latin America, in the project "Rural Development OEA-86", 1985-1987._x000D_
- Professor at the universities of Chiapas and Michoacan States_x000D_
- Basic Organization Adviser, 1991 to date (Common Union, Peasants Organizations, etc.)
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B. Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Autonomous University of Chapingo (UACH), 1972_x000D_
M. Sc. in Rural Management at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), 1986_x000D_
Ph. D. Candidate in Anthropology at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM)
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. G. Chapela, D. Barkin. Monarchs and Peasants: Strategy for Sustainable Development in western of Michoacan. Ecology and Development Center. 1995. Spanish. Mexico (book)_x000D_
2. G. Chapela. Utilization of Forest Resources at Sierra Purepecha. Metropolitan Autonomous Univestiy - Xochimilco, 1995 (book)_x000D_
3. G. Chapela. Survival strategies in Tarasca Tableland Communities. Chapingo Regional Center , Autonomous Chapingo University, 1986 (book)_x000D_
4. G. Chapela. Methodological propositions for Study of Agricultural Production Process. Southeast Ecological Researchers Center. Documents. No. 5, 1979 (book).
Other activities
- Adviser at the Environment, Natural Resources and Fishing Secretariat, 1995_x000D_
- Adviser at Deputies Chamber. LV Legislature, 1992_x000D_
- Adviser at the Interamerican Foundation, 1985-1995_x000D_
- Adviser at the Ecology National Insitute, 1993-1994_x000D_
- Adviser of the Chiapas Development Districts - SAGAR, 1978-1981
- Society for Range Management (president since 1997 to date)_x000D_
- Member of Research and Advisory for Development, A.C. (president from 1988-1995)_x000D_
- Member of Invertion for Sustainable, A.C. (president since 1993 to date)
Organisation name
Secretaría Medio Ambiente Recursos Naturales y Pesca
Organisation street address
Privada de Palma N° 5_x000D_
Col. San Andrés Totoltepec, Delegacion Tlalpan, CP 14400
Organisation city
Mexico DF
Organisation country