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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This Photo from California Fires Shows Why We Need to Transform the Industrial Food and Farming System Now

December 6, 2018 By

They say a “picture is worth a thousand words,” but this particular photo communicates even more.  As someone who is passionate about photography and who studied photo-journalism, I was struck by this picture from a few weeks ago of Central American migrant farmworkers continuing to harvest produce as smoke…

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Can the World Accept That Global Hunger Is Rising Again?

September 20, 2018 By

Global hunger is on the rise. After a prolonged decline, the number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition in 2017 has reached an estimate of 821 million. Those who are most affected are smallholder farmers, fisherfolks, livestock herders and communities who depend on forests and other renewable natural resources…