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DAA: Gustavo A. Nores

Gustavo A. Nores

Buenos Aires, Argentina | Distinguished Ag Alumni: 1995

Dr. Nares is an associate member of Consultants in Economics and Organization (CEO), a private consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning and organizational reforms for Latin American businesses and industries. Prior to his current position, he served as Director General of the International Center for T ropical Agriculture (CIA T). The Center is a leading international research institution whose mission is to help reduce widespread poverty and make future food supplies more secure. While a student at Purdue University, Dr. Nares was twice lauded by the American Agricultural Economics Association. Both his masters and doctoral theses won the outstanding dissertation awards from the Association. Early in his career, Dr. Nares was an agricultural advisor to the Minister of Economics in Argentina and vice president of the National Meat Board. At the same time, he served as a professor at the Argentinean Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences and the National Agricultural Research Institute. His career has been one of academic service to his country and, more recently, to the international agricultural community as a professional researcher, research administrator and consultant to agribusiness. From 1976 to 1987, he held a number of positions with CIAT. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Nares headed his own consulting firm in Argentina. He has served on the boards of the International Fertilizer Development Center and the International Council for Research in Agroforestry. He has also been a member of the steering committee for the Kellogg International Fellowship Program in Food Systems and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.