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Sr. Camilo Beltran Montoya

Agricultural Officer

IPPC Secretariat

Mobile
+57 3028451521

Email
[email protected]
Alternate Email
[email protected]

Preferred languages
Spanish

Brief Biography
Camilo coordinates the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluations (PCEs) in nine African countries, under the "Strengthening Food Control and Phytosanitary Capacities and Governance" project at the IPPC Secretariat. He has facilitated PCEs in Cambodia, Kenya, and the Seychelles. He also provides technical support for IPPC Secretariat activities related to Fusarium TR4 and contributes to developing tabletop exercises for this disease. At the IPPC Secretariat, Camilo has also worked as an International Phytosanitary Specialist, overseeing the development of guidelines for prevention, preparedness, and response for Fusarium TR4, organizing webinars on diagnosis and surveillance of Fusarium TR4, supporting the coordination of the FAO/IPPC Technical Working group for Spodoptera frugiperda, and working with the FAO Emergency Management Centre (EMC). Prior to joining the secretariat, he worked at the General Secretariat of the Andean Community- a regional plant protection organization. He specialized in plant health, pesticide registration, and initiatives targeting regional pests such as citrus Huanglongbing and Fusarium TR4. Camilo has also worked at the NPPO of Colombia, where he supported the establishment and certification of the phytosanitary status and regulated pests list. Camilo has a master’s degree in agricultural sciences, specializing in integrated plant protection. He has a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering. Camilo is Colombian and is fluent in English and Spanish.