An agronomist with a Mg.Sc.in Plant Pathology, Liliana Aragón Caballero has been the Dean of the Faculty of Agronomy at the National Agrarian University La Molina, Peru, since 2014. Before that, she was a Professor of the Phytopathology Academic Department at the same university. She is a member of the Peruvian Association of Phytopathology, the Latin American Phytopathology Association, and the Mediterranean Association of Phytopathology. She has received the SEF award granted by the Latin American Phytopathology Association for the best research work in 2005, and the Top Science 2009 award by BASF.
Liliana is driven by a passion for innovation coupled with a strength to thoroughly analyze situations or events in order to determine the origin of the problem and find alternative solutions. She has participated in several national and international phytopathology research groups, with residencies around the world. As a result, she has also published various scientific papers on disease diagnosis, and biological and cultural control strategies of pathogens in horticultural crops (fruit, vegetable and ornamental).
Breakout Session 1C:
Agricultural Education for a Sustainable Future
Dates: 06 November 2018
Time: 2-3 pm
Location: Breakout Room 2
A large number of innovations in agriculture are a product of academic research and development carried out by young minds aiming to develop efficient, sustainable and ecological farming solutions. To support these developments, we continued the Young Academics Program. Watch the winning presentation and meet our panelists, consisting of young Peruvian farmers and academics, who will discuss agricultural education today and how it can best prepare young farmers for a sustainable future.