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Latin America: 24 students enroll as the first generation with a master’s degree in fruit and vegetable production

For the first time in the Latin American agricultural environment, 24 people including technicians, CEO’s and agricultural professionals will get a master’s degree in fruit and vegetable production. The online master’s course led by international experts has been organized by Intagri and Almería University from Spain.

New and novel production techniques, the accelerated growth of fruit and vegetable production in Latin America and the opening of new markets demand products with the highest quality, and are posing greater challenges to technicians, companies and people involved in agricultural production. 

Aiming to train and update the various personalities involved in the production chain, and help solve the problems of high demand in the production systems and the market, experts from “Instituto para la Innovación Tecnológica en Agricultura” (INTAGRI) in collaboration with Almería University from Spain set the bar high with a great challenge: offering an online master’s degree aiming to provide training and updated knowledge, that will contribute to meeting the stringent market and agricultural production demands.

Intagri at the Expo AgroAlimentaria in Mexico last month

The master’s curricula included three non-sequenced courses: protected horticulture; fertigation in fruit and vegetable production and crop protection. Online real-time classes were given by well-known global experts recognized by their field and research expertise in the different topics. This innovative and flexible virtual technology educational model gave students the opportunity of working and studying from home. 

In a groundbreaking event in Latin American agricultural environment, 24 people including technicians, CEO’s and agricultural professionals will defended their master's thesis work on 7 and 8 of December to obtain their master’s degree in fruit and vegetable production, by Almeria University from Spain. In this edition the countries of Costa Rica, Venezuela, Guatemala, Spain and Mexico participated

A couple of years ago these 24 participants accepted the challenge of studying online more than 420 hours of lessons. We congratulate them for their dedication, efforts, and above all, their commitment to enhance Latin American agriculture, where training is considered one of the essential pillars required closing the gap between farmers and science. Their new knowledge will translate into better decisions geared towards higher yields, better use of natural resources and high-quality, safe food products.

Intagri will continue in this struggle tirelessly “Narrowing the gap between science and the farmer“. You can be the next to get the master's; in June 2016 the second generation of agronomists will defend their work. 

For more information
L.A.T. Nelly Acevedo Martinez
Asistente de Direccion
Tel. +52 (461) 616 20 84 Ext. 103
Cel. 461 143 60 33

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