OLPD alumni serves as Food and Agriculture Organization Representative to UN in Peru
John Preissing is now the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative of the United Nations in Peru. In this role he works on the broad range of agriculture and rural development topics that the FAO covers, from foot and mouth disease control strategies, small family farming extension strategies, high seas fishing treaties, forest inventories, to food and nutrition legislation. The FAO has about 120 staff members which works with four ministries, several UN sister agencies, and other international groups. View a video to learn more about his work (video is in Spanish).
Preissing received his Ph.D. from the Department of Work and Human Resource Education (now the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development) in 2006.