Dr. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Calle joined ICBA in January 2017 as Post-Doctoral Fellow. He works on the quinoa program at the Research and Innovation Division. Before joining ICBA, he had worked as a consultant for the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Bolivia, and a researcher for the ANDESCROP project in Bolivia and Denmark, the EU-Tempus Project in Germany and Serbia.
He holds a Ph.D. in Crop Science from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and an Int. M.Sc. in Rural Development from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Erasmus Mundus IMRD framework), and M.Res. in Functioning of Natural and Cultivated Ecosystems from SupAgro, France, Montpellier. As an agronomist from UMSA, Facultad de Agronomía, La Paz, Bolivia, he was a junior researcher at IRD-UR060-CLIFA, France, working on developing Quinoa Network in the Highland of Bolivia and Conservation of Quinoa and Cañahua. His main research fields are seed science, agrobiodiversity, ethno-ecology and crop production focusing neglected and underutilized crop species.
He has published six journal papers and participated in more than 20 national and international conferences on quinoa, agrobiodiversity conservation, Andean seed crops production, organic farming and participatory plant breeding.