Mario Dumais

Mario Dumais holds a master's degree in economics from the Université de Montréal. He has worked as an economist and as publications director for the Union des producteurs agricoles, as general secretary for the Coopérative fédérée de Québec and in Costa Rica as director of the Center for Integration and Agribusiness Development at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. He was a member of the Commission sur l'avenir de l'agriculture et de l'agroalimentaire québécois ("Pronovost Commission"), and took part in the Commission sur le développement durable de la production porcine au Québec as a member of the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement. Among the defining experiences of his career, he was by turns a member and co-president of the Canadian government's Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade (SAGIT) for agricultural products, foods and beverages, and he participated, as president of the International Cooperative Agricultural Organization, in the FAO's World Food Summit in Rome in 1996.  (High resolution photography)

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