Jose Maria Martinez

Jose Maria Martinez

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PhD Student & GSO President


M.Sc. Applied Economics, Universidad del Valle (Colombia)
B.A. (Hons), Economics, Universidad del Valle (Colombia)

Major Professor: Mywish Maredia

Areas of Specialization: Development Economics, Technology Adoption, Environmental Economics

Jose María's research interest lies in the intersection between agricultural technology adoption, impact assessment, and sustainability science. Before his enrollment, he visited AFRE during fall 2019 with the support of Dr. Mywish Maredia and sponsored by the USDA through the Norman E. Borlaug Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship. Native from Colombia, Jose María held a position as Research Fellow at the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (Agrosavia), where he led technology adoption studies on traditionally neglected crops such as quinoa, peach-palm, cape gooseberry, and cacao. Before that, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT (CGIAR) in the applied economics lab, supporting several projects focusing on the adoption of productive technologies among small-and medium-scale farmers in developing nations.