Faustine Bas-Defossez is Head of the Agriculture and Land Management Program at the Institute for European Environmental Policy, a position she has held since April 2018. Previously, Bas-Defossez spent eight years leading the largest Federation of Environmental NGOs, the European Environmental Bureau (EBB), campaigned on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), advocating for more sustainable agriculture and farming across Europe.
That experience provided her with excellent advocacy skills and deepened her knowledge of the CAP and farming systems and policies across Europe. Before that, Bas-Defossez worked for the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development on European Food Aid for the most deprived programs and the public goods delivered by the agriculture sector. As a French national with far-off German origins, she considers herself a true European and a passionate advocate.