Eduardo Graterol

I am an agronomist with a master’s degree in Agronomy, from the Central University of Venezuela. I received my PhD in Plan Breeding and Plant Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. I began my career as a rice breeder, working for Danac Foundation, a private-sponsored organization in Venezuela. After earning my PhD, I worked as Research and Development Manager for this organization in Venezuela.
In 2013 I was appointed, by the administrative committee of the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR), as its Executive Director, based at CIAT-HQ in Palmira, Colombia. FLAR is a public-private alliance that congregates members from 17 Latin American and The Caribbean (LAC) countries and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, with the mission of generating and disseminating knowledge, technologies, and innovations, through partnerships, which contribute to rice competitiveness and sustainability in LAC.

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