Dr. Natalia Estrada-Carmona is a Scientist with The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Her research focuses on estimating agrobiodiversity’s contribution to multifunctional and sustainable farms and landscapes. She believes that agriculture can play a pivotal role in achieving sustainability goals, but this potential can be untapped only through multidisciplinary and systems research. Natalia has contributed to projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (Costa Rica, Cuba, and Colombia), Africa (Zambia and Burkina Faso), and Asia (Viet Nam). She has a Ph.D. in natural resources management from the University of Idaho, US, and CATIE. She holds an MSc in environmental socioeconomics from CATIE, Costa Rica.
Natalia currently co-leads the component "Assess & co-develop innovative incentives that aim to support agroecological transitions" of the project "Private Sector Incentives and Investments (PSii) for Climate change, resilience and environmental sustainability" and co-leads the innovation on Agrobiodiversity in the NEXUS Gains initiative of the OneCGIAR.