Ivette Alicia
Acuña Bravo

Plant health decision support system Integrated crop management


Chilean, graduated as Agronomist at Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile, she obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Plan Pathology at Montana State University, Bozeman, USA. She works as a researcher in plant pathology since 1988 at the Institute of agricultural research (INIA), Chile. She has specialized in the integrated management of potato diseases with more than 206 publications both scientific, proceeding, monographs, books and outreach in these areas, among these is the Interactive Potato Manual (http//  She has led more than 40 projects related to potato diseases, integrated pest management, early warning systems and risk, among other platforms. She is an active member of 4 scientific societies and 3 international scientific networks related to the potato diseases. Today is the Coordinator of the Latin American network of cooperation for the study of late blight (Latin blight) and responsible for the thematic area of plant protection of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP).

Fellow researchers


Ana María Florencia Lucca

Phytophthora infestans potatoes Argentina Netherlands Latin America good agricultural practices integrated pest management decision support systems climate change adaptation fungicides monitoring field experimentation growers genotype phenotype protocols data analysis environmental assessment

Cristina Tello Torres

- Integrated Pest Management - Plant Breeding - Plant Pathology - Scientific research

Arnulfo Gutierréz

Agronomy Genetic Improvement of crops Seed Management. Agriculture Family agriculture Genetic improvement Pests y Diseases

Gabriela Alexandra Narváez Pavón

- Technology transfer - Farmer group management - Training tools - Potato crop management - Social development projects management - Statistical programs management

Segundo Fausto Yumisaca Jiménez

- Agriculture - Statistics - Participatory Research - Social Sciences - Local Development Agriculture Capacity building Genetic improvement Postharvest

Betty Mariana Paucar Sisa

- Technology transfer - Agroecology - Peasant family farming - Soil Microbiology - Phytopathology - Project development and management

Diego Fernando Peñaherrera Mafla

- Validation and training of agricultural technologies generated by the INIAP - Validation of agroecological technologies - Preparation of crop guides that facilitate learning aimed at agricultural technicians and promoters - Social and solidarity agribusiness - Rural entrepreneurship and savings banks - Short marketing circuits - Organizational strengthening - Participatory SGP guarantee systems - Production and processing of Cannabis sativa in an agroecological way (personal experience)

Rodrigo Alcides Morales Araúz

Agronomy Plant Pathology Genetic Crop Improvement and Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture Agroindustry Bio-inputs Capacity building Genetic improvement Pests y Diseases Postharvest Poverty Productive systems Rural Extension

Jessica Lineth Sánchez Quintero

Agronomy Genetic Improvement of crops Seed Management

Liliam Marieth Marquinéz Batista

Economics Environmental Socioeconomics Agricultural Administration.

Constanza María Sepúlveda Teuber

Dissemination and extension techniques for different producers and farmers (dairy meat and potato production). potato crop management and estimation of production costs of farm production systems (dairy meat and potato crop).

Victoria Alicia López Guerrero

Validation and multiplication of agricultural and livestock technologies generated by INIAP stations - Organizational and emotional strengthening - Training on the different agricultural and livestock technologies generated by the INIAP stations - Preparation of Guides to facilitate the learning of agricultural and livestock technologies generated by the INIAP stations - Preparation of protocols to validate agricultural and livestock technologies generated by INIAP stations - Financial education - Agroecology - Productive entrepreneurship and value generation - Homegardens - Agroforestry

Rodrigo Santiago Bravo Herrera

agrometeorology decision support sysmtem early warning climate change

Lorena Anabel Medina Rivera

Agricultural Health food quality and safety project management good agricultural practices risk analysis.

Juan Miguel Quintana Arena

Meteorologist senior specialized in climatology topics such as climate variability and climate change on a local regional and global scale analysts in meteorological and climatic time series and atmospheric dynamics expert.
With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)