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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION


OUR 2022 IFAMA RISING STAR

The Rising Star Award bestowed by the IFAMA Young Board for the first time in 2022, recognizes outstanding contributions of young professionals, under the age of 35, who are actively working to the improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability and responsiveness of the food and agribusiness system in order to ensure food security.

Alexis H. Villacis is an Assistant Professor in Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, USA. He is a microeconomist studying the social welfare implications of agriculture, with a particular interest in food value chains, food security, and behavioral economics.

Alexis earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and B.Sc. Agribusiness Management, Zamorano University in Honduras.

Prior to joining ASU, he worked at the Department of Agriculture of Ecuador and at University Espíritu Santo UEES.

Alexis is a native Ecuadorian. The focus of his research includes the impact of climate change on sustainability, food insecurity in developing countries and labor issues.

CONGRATULATIONS ALEXIS!


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