XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF RICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN & 9th International Rice and Wheat Blast Conference

Conferencias Arroz 2024

Robert Andrade is a scientist in the Foresight and Applied Economics Unit of the Bioversity-CIAT Alliance. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and was a Graduate Research Assistant jointly for the International Science and Technology Policy and Practice (InSTePP) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics in 2008 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in 2005. He worked at CIAT for 3 years as an Impact Evaluation Researcher and at the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias del Ecuador (INIAP) for 6 years as an Agricultural Economics Researcher.

His main research interests focus on the evaluation of the economic returns to agricultural innovation and the economics of R&D investments. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored several book chapters. He is currently working on several CGIAR initiatives contributing to the areas of Genetic Innovation and Systems Transformation.

He is interested in contributing to national and international agricultural research institutes focused on agricultural innovation for poverty reduction and improved human nutrition.