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Adrián Rodríguez is Chief of the Agricultural Development and Biodiversity Unit of the UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC). He studied Economics (Lic.) at the University of Costa Rica and Agricultural Economics and Environmental Economics (MSc. and Ph.D) at the Pennsylvania State University. He has served as Rural Development Specialist at the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA), Senior Advisor to the Costa Rican Minister of National Planning, Professor in the School of Economics, University of Costa Rica, and as consultant in several Latin American countries. He is ECLAC main specialist in bioeconomy and in that condition has advised bioeconomy strategy development processes in Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay and Guatemala.

Contact: adrian.rodriguez[at]


Publications and activities

Rodríguez, A. (2019). Bioeconomy in Latin America: Strategic resources, public policies and institutions. In: Bioeconomy. New Framework for Sustainable Growth in Latin America (pp. 161-1800. Hodson de Jaramillo, E., Henry, G. & Trigo E. (Eds). Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.

Rodríguez, A., Rodrigues, M., & Sotomayor, O. (2019). Towards a sustainable bioeconomy in Latin America and the Caribbean: Elements for a regional vision. Natural Resources and Development series 191, ECLAC, Santiago, Chile.  

Rodríguez, A., Mondaini, A., Hitschfeld, M.A. (2017). Bioeconomía en América Latina y el Caribe Contexto global y regional y perspectivas. Serie Desarrollo Productivo No. 215, LC/TS.2017/96. CEPAL, Santiago de Chile.

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