Edmundo Barrios is an Agricultural Officer at the Plant Production and Protection Division of FAO. He provides technical and policy-related advice on ecosystem management, soil health & biodiversity that supports agroecological transitions to sustainable food and agricultural systems. A senior soil ecologist with more than 20 years of research for development experience with the CGIAR based in Cali-Colombia (CIAT) and in Nairobi, Kenya (ICRAF), he investigated the linkages between soil health, biodiversity and productivity in agricultural and agroforestry systems. He led the FAO Agroecology team in the development of the ‘The 10 Elements of agroecology: Guiding the transition to sustainable food and agricultural systems’ publication released during the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology held in Rome at FAO-HQ in April 2018 and a recent FAO peer review publication on enabling agroecological transitions. He is a lead author of the IPBES Nexus Assessment, and was a member of the editorial board of ‘The State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity: Status, challenges and Potentialities – Report 2020’ and of the scientific committee of ‘Recarbonizing global soils: A technical manual of recommended management practices’ published in 2021.