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Di Vecchia Andrea

Andrea Di Vecchia

Dirigente Tecnologo at the Biometeorology Institute (IBIMET)  of National Research Council (CNR)

E-Mail:  a.divecchia@ibimet.cnr.it

Tel. +39 0649937690

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Cell. +393487823683

•    Born in Rome,  January 29, 1947.
•    Laurea  in Mechanical Engineering at the Rome University (1972)  and Master of Science at the New York University (1976).
•    Between 1982 and 1994 he has been in the technical bureau of the Italian  Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as coordinator of the Sahel Initiative made by rural and agricultural development programs in the West Africa Countries and successively as coordinator of thematic policies and international agreements in the environmental sector
•    Since 1995 he joined in the Biometeorology Institute- Accademia dei Georgofili- Climate and Sustainability Foundation network with the assignment to extend activities toward Mediterranean and African countries.
•    In this contest he has directed the formulation and implementation of more than 20 projects and studies funded by national and international sources consolidating the institute  technical and scientific expertise and operational capacity. The initial focus on food security has been expanded to disaster prevention, climate change adaptation and rural and agricultural development.
•    Furthermore he has promoted the participation to training programs of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and, in cooperation the Italian Meteorological Service, has developed and directed the Regional Meteorological Training Centre addressing primarily developing countries issues
•    In 2010 he is nominated Dirigente Tecnologo at the IBIMET Rome office where he also cooperated with CNR AgriFood Department (DAA) to involve  CNR more widely in developing countries issues
•    In the same years he is involved in the olive oil sector by assessing the CNR expertise in the area and publishing the  “Olio ed Olivo nel CNR” report and launching IBIMET research activities in the Lazio Region that have brought to the CISIA project “Olivicoltura di qualità e territorio”.
•    In the DAA he has become responsible for the participation of DAA to the World Food Days initiatives and organise every year a conference to promote the exchange between CNR researcher and international lecturers and the network of the CGIAR centres.
•    Author of more than 100 publications, he is corerspondant member of the Accademia dei Georgofili.
•    Presently he is the coordinator of the Program PA-PNIA in Senegal the first program of the CNR developed in collaboration with the Italian  Development Cooperation designed to become the most important Italian initiative in West Africa
Selected Publications:
1.    Bacci M., Genesio L., Di Vecchia A., Tarchiani V., Vignaroli P. (2010) Assessment and limits of the existent seasonal forecasts as support for the decision makers process in the Sahel. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-1244. EGU General Assembly 2010.
2.    Genesio L., Bacci M., Baron C., Diarra B., Di Vecchia A., Alhassane A., Hassane I., Ndiaye M., Philippon N., Tarchiani V., Traoré S. (2010) Early Warning Systems for Food Security in West Africa: Evolution, Achievements and Challenges. Atmospheric Science Letters.
3.    Nicolini G., Tarchiani V., Di Vecchia A., Salbitano F. (2009). Toward a synthetic biomass evaluation method in reforestations of semi-arid zones. Limits and outlooks for algometric models at Keita, Niger. Italian Journal of Forest and Mountain Environments, 64 (3): 165-184, 2009.
4.    M. Bacci, A. Di Vecchia, L. Genesio, V. Tarchiani, P. Vignaroli (2009) Drought impact detection on crops in the Sahel: a case study for the 2009 campaign. Gi4DM conference. Remote Sensing And Geo-Information for Environmental Emergencies – 2-4 Febbraio, Torino - Italy
5.    Bacci M., Tarchiani V., Vignaroli P., Genesio L., Di Vecchia A. (2009) Identification et Suivi des Zones à Risque agro-météorologique au Sahel. Aracne Editrice : Roma. 2009. 80 pp. isbn 978-88-548-2980-0
6.    Bacci M., Di Vecchia A., Tarchiani V., Vignaroli P. (2009) La prévention des crises alimentaires au Sahel.  Aracne Editrice : Roma. 2009. 74 pp. ISBN 978-88-548-2894-0
7.    Di Vecchia A., Genesio L., Bacci M., Vignaroli P., Tarchiani V., Ndiaye M., Lawan K et Diarra B. (2009) Early Warning for Food Security: Evolutions, trends and opportunities.  In: Devic M., Roussot O. Janicot S. and Thorncroft C. Eds., African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses, Toulouse: AMMA International. 601 pp. 2009.
8.    Tarchiani V., Di Vecchia A., Pini G., Laminou, A.M., Toudjani Z. et Guero M. (2008) Approches méthodologiques et outils opérationnels pour la gestion des forêts classées en Afrique de l’Ouest: le cas du Niger. Sécheresse, 19 (4) 2008.
9.    Tarchiani V., Di Vecchia A., Genesio L., and Sorani F. (2008) Monitoring drylands ecosystem dynamics for sustainable development policies: the Keita experience. In:  Lee C. and Schaaf T. Ed., The Future of Drylands, UNESCO/Springer, Paris/Dordrecht. 855 pp. 2008. ISBN : 978-92-3-104052-8
10.    Tarchiani V., Di Vecchia A., Genesio L. and Sorbi V. (2006) From food security to development in the Sahel region. In : Møllegaard M Ed., Natural Resource Management in Sahel – Lessons Learnt, Serein, Copenhagen. 108 pp. 2006.
11.    Di Vecchia A., Genesio L., Tarchiani V., Vignaroli P. (2006) Multi-hazard early warning for impact assessment in food crisis prevention process. Third International Conference on Early Warning, 26 – 29 Marzo 2006. Bonn, Germania.
12.    M. Bacci, T. De Filippis, A. Di Vecchia, B. Djaby, F. Incerti, M. Labo, L. Rocchi, F. Straccali, P.Vignaroli- 2005 Vulnerability Assessment for Food Crisis Management in the Sahel Region  The First International Symposium on Geo-information for Disaster Management - Delft, The Netherlands
13.  Di Vecchia, G. Pini et V. Tarchiani, (2004)  Consultation sectorielle sur l’environnement et la lutte contre la désertification au Niger. Ed. FMA-CNEDD-IFAD, settembre 2004. ISBN 88-900981-1-2
14.    Di Vecchia P. Vignaroli, T. De Filippis, B. Djaby, B. Koné, L. Moussa, L. Genesio, V. Tarchiani, M. Paganini. (2001) Le contexte de la vulnérabilité structurelle par Système de production dans les pays du CILSS. Ed. CILSS-OMM--Coop.Italienne, Novembre 2001. ISBN 88-900502-6-8.
15.    Di Vecchia, P. Vignaroli, T. De Filippis, B. Djaby, B. Koné, L. Moussa,, V. Tarchiani, M. Paganini. (2001) Les aptitudes agricoles et pastorales des sols dans les pays du CILSS. Ed. CILSS-OMM--Coop. Italienne, Novembre 2001. ISBN 88-900502-5-X.
16.    V. Tarchiani, V. Lucchesi, A. Raschi, A. Di Vecchia. (1999) Information System for Land Analysis and Desertification Assessment. In: CNR Ed. Proceedings of the International Conference on Land Degradation, Pechino, Cina. 1999. ISBN: 88-88228-00-4
17.    Maracchi G., Di Vecchia A., De Filippis T., Zozzini B., Meneguzzo F., Tarchiani V. and Zipoli G. (1998) Climatic indicators for desertification monitoring. In: Enne G., D’Angelo M. and Zanolla C. Ed., Indicators for assessing desertification in the Mediterranean. Sassari, 1998.
18.    Candelori M. , Canessa R. , Di Vecchia A. e Radicchi C. "I Programmi di Sviluppo Rurale Integrato nella Regione Saheliana" -  Istituto Italo Africano, Roma , Italia, Dicembre 1992 .
19.    Di Vecchia A. , Naso V. e Tronci M. "Evaluation des Disponibilites de Bois de Feu dans le Pays du Sahel", Africa, anno 40 n. 1, Istituto Italo Africano, Roma, 1985.
20.    Di Vecchia A. , Formisano G. , Rosselli G. e Ruggi D. "Solar Energy for European Agriculture : the State of the Art" - Energy Conservation and Use of Renew able Energies in the Bio-Industries - Pergamon Press Ltd. , Oxford, United Kingdom, 1981.