Diego is a Forestry Engineer form the Mountains of Colombia. Over the course of 10 years, he participated in forest eco-physiology research at the National Center for Coffee Research in Colombia (CENICAFE). He earned a Master’s in Agricultural Sciences from the National University of Colombia, Medellin. Then, he joined the climate and crop modeling team of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Since 2016, he has supported Honduras with the implementation of actions oriented toward developing Climate Adapted Sustainable Agriculture and the design of policy for adaptation in the farming sector thanks to ResCA, The Nature Conservancy, and the coordination efforts of the research program of CGIAR focused on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS).
In 2017, Diego’s research team won the “Momentum for Change” prize of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) thanks to their work in Agroclimatic Services and the technical use of “Big Data” to improve the sustainability of food and agricultural production.