Johannes Fankhauser

Director General of Agriculture and Rural Development, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism

Opening High-Level Panel Discussion – Unpacking the Green Deal in agriculture, from rhetoric to reality

Before taking over as director general of Agriculture and Rural Development at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism in May 2018, he spent almost seven years as the head of the Rural Development, Training and Advisory Services Department at the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture. Prior to that, he was deputy head of Cabinet in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. He is very familiar with the concerns of farmers as well as the wide range of agricultural policies.
Fankhauser has completed extensive agricultural training. He attended an agricultural high school, he holds a degree from Austria’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.