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IICA Chairs

  • Roberto Rodrigues

    IICA Chair in Agribusiness

    In recognition of his contribution to scientific knowledge and the resolution of agricultural obstacles that hinder sustainable development in the Americas

    A Brazilian national, Rodrigues is the Coordinator of the Agribusiness Center of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and IICA Chair in Agribusiness at the “Luiz de Queiroz” School of Agriculture of the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ-USP). He holds an honorary doctorate from São Paulo State University (UNESP). Among other high-level positions, he served as Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (2003-2006) of Brazil. He has created numerous intellectual products related to agriculture, cooperative undertakings and the rural economy.

  • IFEVA

    IICA Chair

    In recognition of IFEVA’s contribution to scientific knowledge, the resolution of agricultural obstacles, and the sustainable use of natural resources; its shared commitment to agriculture and rural well-being

    Over the course of three decades, the Agricultural Plant Physiology and Ecology Research Institute (IFEVA) of the University of Buenos Aires’ Faculty of Agronomy has provided training to over 30,000 students, solidifying its standing as a key training center in the field of agricultural sciences at the regional level. IFEVA produces around 80 scientific articles per year, which have earned the faculty a great amount of prestige.

  • Elizabeth Hodson

    IICA Chair in Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development

    In recognition of her contribution to scientific knowledge and the resolution of agricultural obstacles that hinder sustainable development in the Americas.

    A citizen of Colombia, Hodson is Professor Emeritus of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She has extensive experience in studies related to the bioeconomy, particularly its use of renewable biological resources and its interaction with human activities; as well as in scientific and technological developments aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).