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

Conferencias Arroz 2024

Outstanding Nicaraguan agronomist engineer, with an outstanding career of more than 25 years in the rice agri-food sector in Central America. He has a solid academic background with a master’s degree in Economic Sciences and Investment Projects obtained at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Nicaragua, complemented with postgraduate studies in Intellectual Property Law and in Project Formulation, Evaluation and Administration.

Wilfredo currently serves as Commercial Manager for Mexico, Central America, Panama and the Caribbean at AGROCETE, a leading Brazilian company in the specialty fertilizer industry. At the same time, he works as a commercial technical advisor for the Nicaraguan Rice Growers Association (ANAR), contributing with his vast experience and knowledge in the agricultural and commercial fields.

Throughout his career, he has played key roles in the rice industry, including more than 20 years as Executive Secretary and Manager of the Rice Producer Support Program (P.A.P.A.) at ANAR, and 12 years as Executive Director of the Central American Rice Federation (FECARROZ). His leadership has been fundamental in the representation of the Nicaraguan rice sector in important organizations such as the Administrative Committee of the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR) and the Hybrid Rice Consortium for Latin America (HIAAL).