Alberta Guerra

Alberta Guerra

Senior Policy Analyst

Meet Alberta, one of our Senior Policy Analysts here at ActionAid USA! She is constantly diving headfirst into issues like food security and the right to food, agroecology, and global governance.

Prior to joining ActionAid USA, Alberta worked for six years in the ActionAid International Secretariat as Food Rights Advisor and as ActionAid International’s liaison with the Committee on World Food Security, IFAD, and FAO in Rome. She supported the advocacy work of the International Food Security Network, a partnership of more than 1,100 organizations across the world supported by ActionAid and other partners.

She has always been a strong supporter of engagement for social movements in global spaces. Since 2013, she has been the Northern NGOs member of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism, which facilitates the engagement of CSOs and social movements at the Committee on World Food Security.

Before her time at ActionAid, she worked for an Italian Development NGO member of the European Network CIDSE as food policy officer and trade campaigner. Her collection of degrees, including an MSc in Peace Education, International Cooperation, Human Rights, and European Union Politics and a master's degree in political science from La Sapienza University prepared her for a lifetime of fighting the good fight. Alberta can speak English, Spanish, and French.

I’m an expert! Talk to me about:  

Agroecology; the Right to Food and Agriculture; Food Security. 


POSTS BY Alberta Guerra

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Cultivating a Small-Scale Farming Approach to Improve Food Security

December 14, 2021 By

By Ibrahima Coulibaly, President of the Network of Farmers’ Organizations and Smallholder Farmers in West Africa (ROPPA); Alberta Guerra, Senior Policy Analyst at ActionAid USA; and Esther Penunia, Secretary-General of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)  Across the world, between 720 and 811 million people go to…

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The Biden Administration’s AIM (Agricultural Innovation Mission) for climate is way off target

November 2, 2021 By

On Tuesday, November 2nd, President Biden spoke at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, where he formally “launched” the Agricultural Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate, which is supposed to “support research and innovation in climate-smart agriculture.” Along with the United Arab Emirates, the United States is “focused on increasing investment and…


Will the UN Food Systems Summit really solve hunger and climate change?

September 17, 2021 By

By Alberta Guerra, senior policy analyst at ActionAid USA, Catherine Gatundu, interim head of resilient livelihoods and climate justice at ActionAid International, and Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, national campaigner at ActionAid USA The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) is rapidly approaching. The event on 23 September will be convened by UN Secretary-General,…


Right to food: Why the U.S. needs to step up

March 2, 2021 By

The Biden administration’s promises to re-engage the United States in global cooperation has brought some hope and optimism for many of us, as we deal with worsening global crises. However, despite our enthusiasm for opportunities to seriously address global problems, we are dismayed by the actions and agenda of the…