Ricardo Labarta biography

Ricardo Labarta is an agricultural and environmental economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), a part of CGIAR. He is also a senior scientist in the Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area. He has worked in the CGIAR since 1994 and has held research positions at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the International Potato Center (CIP), and CIAT.

Ricardo has lived and worked in many countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. His economic research has focused on understanding the relationship between agricultural innovations and natural resource management, as well as economic prosperity and a sustainable developing world. He has also extensive experience in implementing outcome and impact evaluations on genetic crop improvement, integrated crop management, agricultural and nutritional extension, seed systems, public-private partnerships, and natural resource management.

Ricardo received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.