Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mexico
Dr. Sol Ortiz is a biologist from the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a doctor in ecology from the Institute of Ecology of UNAM. She has worked in the public sector since 2001, first at the National Institute of Ecology, as coordinator of the Biosafety Program. From 2007 to 2018, she joined the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). Since December 2018, Dr. Ortiz has worked at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on climate change, genetic resources for food and agriculture, soil conservation, integration of biodiversity in agriculture, and sustainability. Among other activities, Sol coordinates the development and implementation of the National Strategy for the Sustainable Use and Conservation of Pollinators in Mexico, acts as National Focal Point to the Global Soil Partnership, and also serves as Technical Secretary of the Committee on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.