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Lucía Pittaluga is an economist from the University of the Republic (Udelar), Uruguay, with a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) on Economic development from the Université de Picardie, France. She is currently professor and researcher at the Economic Institute (Udelar) working on several research projects on bioeconomy. She has also written consultant reports on the bioeconomy applied to Latin America and the Caribbean countries for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Formerly, she was Deputy Director to the Planning Direction from the Office of Budget and Planning, advisor to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining and director at the National Innovation and Research Agency.

Contact: Lucia.pittaluga[at]


Publications and activities

2021: Contribución de la bioeconomía a la recuperación post pandemia de Covid-19 en el Uruguay: Biotecnología y valorización de subproductos agropecuarios y agroindustriales; co-author, serie Recursos Naturales y Desarrollo, N° 208 (LC/TS.2021/112), Santiago, Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

2020: Estrategia de Bioeconomía de Uruguay, Draft report to be approved by the government, Project funded by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the International Sustainable Bioeconomy Working Group (ISBWG): for the government of Uruguay. Country Pilot Programme of the ISBWG (not published yet)

2005: Uruguay towards a Knowledge-based Development Strategy, National Human Development Report, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), coordinator.

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