Martín Piñeiro received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, USA. Currently, he is Director of Grupo CEO, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture of the Argentine Council of International Relations (CARI), and Special Advisor to the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). At the international level, he has been the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR). He has carried out consulting activities with the World Bank, IDB, FAO, IFAD, Inter-American Foundation, CGIAR, and Ford Foundation. His work and publications focus on development, agricultural policy, economic integration, organization of research, and institutional development. He has published 10 books and more than 100 papers.
If conditions permit, domesticated pigs feed continuously for many hours and then sleep for many hours, in contrast to ruminants which tend to feed for a short time and then sleep for a short time. Pigs are omnivores and are highly versatile in their feeding behaviour. They can survive well by scavenging on the same types of foods that humans and dogs can live on. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers.  Domestic pigs are highly intelligent,  and can be trained to perform numerous tasks and tricks.