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Institute Description

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Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

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INIA

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The Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), created in 1964, is a private, non-profit corporation under the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture. INIA has various Regional Research Centers, Research Departments, Laboratories and Libraries spread out throughout the country, staffed with highly qualified professionals, all of which contribute to improve the development of the agricultural and livestock sector. Specialty Groups have been set up to complement the work carried out in the regions, which include researchers dealing with specific problems requiring a national outlook.
INIA's mission is the creation, adaptation and transfer of technologies to ensure that the agricultural sector will contribute to the safety and quality of food produced in Chile, in addition to provide a competitive and sustainable response to the challenges of rural development.

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www.inia.cl

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Inia
P.O. Box 426
Av. Vicente Méndez 515
Chillán
Chile
Fax: +56 42 209599

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Dr. Carlos Ovalle Tel: +56 42 209658
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Coordinator of the Chilean team; pasture ecologist, with special interest in rehabilitation of fragile and degraded agro-ecosystems, nutrient and water dynamic, nitrogen fixation by legumes plants.

Ing. D.E.A. Carlos Ruiz Tel: + 56 42 209603
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Agricultural production in dry land areas. Political economy and participative rural development. Productive and economic operation analysis of agricultural farms.
Fernando Fernández Tel: +56 73 512502
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Agronomist specialist in extension on production system for dryland areas.
Ingrid Martínez, MS(c) Tel: +56 42 209663
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PhD Student - Universidad de Concepción Chile.
Mitigation of water erosion and its effects on soil indicators in Mediterranean climate zone of central Chile.

 


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Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Talca

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FCA-UTALCA

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The FCA-UTALCA is one of top five Faculties of Agronomy in Chile. We conduct basic and applied research in plant physiology, crop production and quality, crop protection, sustainability of natural resources, among others. Also, the department of Agricultural Economics is involved in rural development, agribusiness, market analysis, economic valuation of natural resources, among others. Furthermore, the FCA-UTALCA has four Technological Centre: Apple & Pear Centre, Vineyard & Wine Centre, Agroclimatology & Irrigation Centre and Crop & Soil Centre.

Website

agronomia.utalca.cl

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Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias
Universidad de Talca
Av. Lircay s/n
Casilla 747
Talca
Chile
Fax: +56 71 200212

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Prof. Dr. Alejandro del Pozo Tel: +56 71 200223
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Plant ecophysiologist with special interest on water stress, and evaluation of new crops for Mediterranean environments. Also involved in studies of rehabilitation ecology of degraded agro-ecosystem.

Dr. Alejandra Engler Tel: +56 71 200224
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Economist expert in econometric analysis, with special interest on the risk management, price analysis, food safety and quality.
Dr. Pablo Villalobos Tel: +56 317 474268
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Agronomist specialist in economic evaluation of natural resources and environmental management, food quality and good agricultural practices.

 

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Universidad de Concepción (Chile), Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Soil Science and Natural Resources.

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UdeC

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The University of Concepción is one of the five main Universities in Chile and the biggest in Regions. The Faculty of Agronomy is located in Campus Chillán and is organized in three Departments: Soil Science and Natural Resources, Plant Production and Animal Production. The research at the Department of Soil Sc. and Natural Resources has been oriented to nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems (on degraded soils or in soils under rehabilitation and on agroecological systems); soil organic matter dynamics; soil quality; precision agriculture. At the moment, is strongly focused in greenhouse gas emission from agriculture and the study of strategies for its mitigation and soil C sequestration.

At the University, the Department of Soil Sc. and Natural Resources is coordinating activities within the DESIRE project.

Website

www.udec.cl www.chillan.udec.cl

Address

Universidad de Concepción
Facultad de Agronomía
Departamento de Suelos y Recursos Naturales
Avenida Vicente Méndez 595
P.O.Box 537
Chillán, Chile.
Phone: +56 42 208853
Fax: +56 42 270674

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Dr. Erick Zagal

Tel:+56 42 208853
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Soil scientist. Coordinating projects on nutrient cycling, greenhouse gas emissions and soil C sequestration in agriculture and agroforestry. Main interest in soil biology and soil ecology.

Dr. Neal Stolpe

Tel:+56 42 208744
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Soil scientist. Main research on modeling soil erosion and C sequestration in agroecological systems, soil classification.

Dr. Marco Sandoval

Tel:+56 42 208941
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Soil scientist. Main research on soil physics and interactions soil-plant-water. With special interest in soil structure and soil C stabilization.
Dr. (c) Juan Alberto Barrera

Tel:+56 42 208958
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Satellite imagery and Geographic Information Systems specialist. With special interest in precision agriculture and crop zonification.
 
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