Luis Flores

Luis Flores

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He/Him/His

Assistant Professor & CSUS Affiliate
Department of Community Sustainability

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517-282-8023

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517-282-8023

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Luis has more than 20 years of experience managing and supporting successful initiatives focused on market systems strengthening and value chain development in East and West Africa, Central Asia, Latin-America and The Caribbean. He has coordinated multi-million, multi-year initiatives from Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture and the Legume Innovation Laboratory and the Department of Community Sustainability.

During his career, Luis has built a strong network of private sector organizations, bilateral and multilateral donor and public sector agencies tasked with to achieving improved economic growth and long-term sustainable development. With a deep respect for technical excellence, Luis has built international, multi-cultural teams that work across the globe supporting resource-constraint farmers access more profitable markets effectively. Luis is known for his excellent relationship and team building skills and long-term commitment to building local partner capacities.

Most recently, he has supported horticulture, cashew, and cereal value chain development in Sierra Leone as part of a collaborative effort with the World Bank. He has also developed different economic growth strategies for the export of food staples, essential oils, spices and other ingredients in Guatemala, Honduras, Yemen and Afghanistan. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he supported horticulture, livestock and fisheries in Colombia and Venezuela.

Affiliations

Department of Community Sustainability

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies