Master in International Agribusiness and Rural Development from the University of Göttingen in Germany. He works as a Researcher at the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development of INCAE. In addition, he is an Agronomist from the University of Costa Rica where he obtained a Bachelor's degree with honors in Plant Science.
He has participated in the design and implementation of evaluation and monitoring systems in a series of projects within the agri-food sector with an emphasis on coffee, such as: sustainability performance analysis, impact studies, quantitative and qualitative analysis, competitiveness and strategy. He has led research projects with rural populations in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Costa Rica. Key research partners include Anacafé, ECOM, Lavazza, International Coffee Partners, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, IICO Cooperation, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Technoserve, Enveritas, World Banana Forum, IICA and Nestlé Nespresso. Currently, it is collaborating in other transparency and corruption projects, as well as in projects that implement the Social Progress Index.
- Master (MSc) in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (2012), Georg-August Göttingen University, Germany and University of Talca, Chile
- Graduate with honorable mention in Agronomic Engineering with emphasis in Plant Science (2008), Faculty of Agrifood Sciences, University of Costa Rica.
- Bachelor's Degree in Agronomic Engineering with an emphasis on Phytotechnics (2004), Faculty of Food Sciences, University of Costa Rica.
Place of work: INCAE Business School
From: 2019 To: present
Description: Design and development of evaluation and monitoring systems in a series of projects within the agri-food sector. Development of training workshops for technicians on good methodological practices for data collection for monitoring systems. It also participates in projects of the Social Progress Index, as well as in the launch of the Cantonal Social Progress Index 2019.
Place of work: Center for Intelligence on Sustainable Markets
From: 2013 To: 2019
Position: Project Manager and Senior Researcher
Description: Design and execution of research proposals including the establishment of data collection systems and database management, as well as training of survey teams, quantitative and qualitative analysis of project results and preparation of final research documents for different customers. Quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate the impact of technical assistance programs on the productivity and competitiveness of small producers.
Place of work: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
From: 2008 To: 2008
Description: Development of a program to facilitate access to small and medium producers in a dynamic market, particularly for bean and cocoa producers in the Chorotega Region (Guatuso, Upala).
Place of work: Center for Agronomic Research, University of Costa Rica
From: 2003 To: 2006
Position: Research Assistant
Description: Research in the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory. In charge of the design, evaluation and analysis of the results of experiments and subsequent preparation of the respective research reports. In charge of the germplasm bank of various crops, as well as help in the elaboration of micropropagation protocols.