Maria “Pilu” Giraudo: GFN Mobilizing in Argentina, Part 1

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Maria “Pilu” Giraudo is a fifth generation family farmer and agronomy engineer. Her farm integrates no-till grain production with livestock production. In part 1 of her story, she’s sharing her background along with the limitations and benefits of farming in Santa Fe Province, Argentina.

A member of the Global Farmer Network since 2015, she is a Kleckner Global Farm Leader Award recipient.

Maria Beatriz Pilu Giraudo
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Maria Beatriz Pilu Giraudo

Maria 'Pilu' Giraudo is a mom and 5th generation farmer who with her family utilizes a no-till system to grow soy, wheat, barley, corn and sorghum, as well as livestock in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. Trained as an Agricultural Engineer, Pilu is the Honorary President of Aapresid (Argentine No-Till Farmers Association) and a member of the Global Farmer Network Advisory Committe, serving as Finance & Development Committee co-chair. She is actively involved in several national and international NGOs focused on sustainable agriculture initiatives and advocacy. Included in her advocacy is a weekly radio program, hosted by rural women, who share stories from their farms and lives every Saturday. Pilu worked for two years in support of Sustainable Development Policies for the Ministry of AgroIndustry in Argentina and in 2016 was recognized as the Global Farmer Network Kleckner Award recipient.

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