Mario is a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture and Food. His research focuses on increasing the sustainability of food systems for the benefit of humans and ecosystems. He works in the areas of sustainable intensification of agriculture, climate mitigation and adaptation, livestock systems, and healthy and sustainable diets.
Mario is a regular contributor to important global initiatives at the heart of the sustainability of global food systems, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. He has worked extensively in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Mario has published more than 400 fully refereed papers, book chapters and reports in his areas of expertise. He is currently on the editorial boards of The Lancet Planetary Health, Agricultural Systems, Global Food Security, Agriculture and Food Security, Tropical Grasslands, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, and has been a guest editor for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal (PNAS).
Mario was awarded his postgraduate degrees from The University of Edinburgh in the mid-90s, where he developed methods for modelling bio-economic interactions in agricultural systems in the tropics.
Mario is a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and an Honorary Professor of Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Contact Mario: Mario.Herrero@csiro.au