Mirian Colindres

As a Senior Research, I love everything related to food systems and how people relate to them from production, transformation, market, and their consumer behavior, I have been involved with the Alliance since 2022.

I am focused more on empowering the BEING and accompanying the DOING of the people with whom I share curiosity, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation. These pillars push me to be persistent, disciplined, and with a great sense of personal and professional improvement. Committed, with a vocation for service and striving for results. On the more personal side, I am passionate about adding value and promoting the well-being of families by preserving their food heritage and cultural knowledge.

During my professional experience I have accompanied business and social processes to find alternatives for production, penetration, and extension of markets, investment, and rights of women, youth, and indigenous peoples with different local actors: micro, small, and medium-sized entrepreneurs, women, farmers, indigenous people, and vulnerable groups. I have experience working in a multicultural environment and multi-functional teams, as well as being part of technical teams for implementing projects at a national and regional level. In these processes, I have achieved the development of high-performance teams of collaborators through coaching and mentoring.

More than 30 years of experience in the design and management of projects with a focus on the development of international cooperation, market research, and penetration of products in the national and international market (traditional and fair trade), with experience in local private companies and the global sector. The main areas of my expertise include quality management focused on learning and continuous improvement through analysis and documentation of actions, planning, follow-up and monitoring, business development consulting, market systems analysis, international economics, strategic planning, project evaluation, budget control, marketing and sales in the national and international market and small producers, cooperatives, and service providers.