URUPOV / Seed Association of the Americas - SAA
SAA & URUPOV
Diego Risso has been the Executive Director of URUPOV (Uruguayan Breeders Association) since 2001 and is responsible for developing royalties collection systems and enforcing plant breeder’s rights in Uruguay. He is a member of the International Seed Federation Working Group on Royalty Collection. He is also the Secretary General of the Seed Association of the Americas (SAA) whose headquarters are located in Montevideo, Uruguay. He obtained a degree in Agronomy in 1997 and in 2001 completed a postgraduate degree in Marketing. In 2005 he left URUPOV to take the position of Executive Director of the National Seed Institute (INASE-Uruguay) and returned in 2006. He represents SAA at UPOV meetings.