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José Antonio Sobrino Maté

José Antonio Sobrino Maté

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José Antonio Sobrino Maté (Madrid, 1976) holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. He is a member of the National Body of Agricultural Engineers of the State since 2012; beginning then his career in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, where he currently serves as Deputy Director for Agricultural Means of Production and Spanish Plant Variety Office.

Throughout his career in this Ministry he has held different technichal responsabilities in the Biotechnology Unit, regarding the Inter-Ministerial Commission for GMO; and in  the Spanish Plant Variety Office, regarding the marketing of seed, national listing of plant varieties and plant breeder’s rights (UPOV  system). In his current post, since 2018, the areas of responsibility cover fertilizers, agricultural machinery, plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, GMO, plant variety system (national listing and PBR) and production and marketing of plant reproductive material.