Jose Gerardo Sanchez-Choy is the focal point of the Alliance in the Ucayali region, Peru. He is currently working with the Agroecological Initiative, Agroecological Regenerative Cocoa and Agroecological Transitions projects. He is Senior Research Associate of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT of the CGIAR.
He is a researcher born in Lima, based in the city of Pucallpa, Agronomist, with a Master's degree in Agricultural Production from the National Agrarian University La Molina, with extensive professional experience in the Amazon region of Peru in areas related to deforestation-free business models. participatory research with rural families, integrated pest management, ecosystem approaches in health, nutrition and agroecosystems.
He has been working as a researcher with CIAT since 1994, with the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA) in the tropical forages program, and with the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) in the Biodiversity program. He worked in the regional government of Ucayali as deputy manager in the territorial planning area. With CARE-Peru in the alternative development program in Valle Aguaytia and with the Chilean agricultural company Semperu.
Currently, Jose also teaches the Project Formulation course at the National Intercultural University of the Amazon (UNIA).