Luis Alfonso Valderrama Florez

Agricultural engineer from the National University of Colombia.

I coordinate the operations of the Mesoamerican Bean Breeding program in Palmira and Santander de Quilichao developing bean bred lines that tolerates drought, poor soil conditions and resist pest and diseases and also express higher mineral contents.

I have experience in farming systems, soil management, pest management, agronomy, seed preservation and technology transfer in crops such as beans and carnations.

I'm currently doing my master's degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding in Colombia.