I began my career in 1982 working on sustainable development and land rights for native communities in the Amazon region of Peru with CIPA, a national NGO. Later on I joined ITDG and worked on rural technology innovation processes at field and policy levels. I conducted the Food Processing and the Markets and Livelihoods programs designing, implementing and monitoring relevant project experiences oriented to facilitate market access for rural producers and processors in Peru and Bolivia. I was appointed as Program Director at the end of this stage for the Latin America regional office until 2014. I participated in the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development process (IAASTD) representing NGOs in the advisory bureau. Since 2014 I have been working as an independent consultant doing studies and monitoring and evaluating development experiences. My focus is agricultural markets and rural innovation systems in the context of climate change.