Sonia Gallego Castillo

Sonia currently works in the Biofortified Crops project of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, leading the activities for the validation and transfer of postharvest technologies, the production of flours and the development and nutritional analysis of food products from biofortified crops (rice, corn, beans, sweet potato and cassava). She has extensive experience in the coordination of research, innovation and development projects in the postharvest area of roots, tubers, cereals and legumes.

Sonia is responsible for studies on micronutrient retention, food sensory evaluation and other activities focused on the promotion of biofortified crops as alternative and functional raw materials in the food industry. Additionally, she is the coordinator of the Nutritional Quality and Food Processing Laboratories of the Biofortified Crops project, located at the Bioversity-CIAT Alliance Campus in Palmira, Colombia.

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