Dr. Nigel Poole
Británico, representante de la comunidad internacional

Miembro permanente

El Dr. Nigel se capacitó originalmente en Ciencias Naturales y Extensión Agrícola en el Reino Unido y comenzó su carrera en Desarrollo Agrícola Internacional en Sudáfrica. Trabajó durante 11 años en el Programa de Asentamiento y Desarrollo Agrícola entre Grupos Indígenas en el Chaco, en Paraguay, como Especialista en Producción Ganadera. Posteriormente, realizó un giro por la Socioeconomía y completó su doctorado en la Universidad de Londres en Mercadeo Agrícola para la industria cítrica internacional.

Ha ganado experiencia en diversos países de América Latina, la cuenca del Mediterráneo, África Subsahariana y el sur-este de Asia. Ha supervisado el trabajo de estudiantes de doctorado en países como México, Nicaragua, Ecuador y Bolivia y ha estado ligado al CATIE en investigación colaborativa desde el año 2004. Su trabajo como docente universitario ha sido primordialmente en negocios, mercadeo agrícola y administración de agronegocios. Sus intereses actuales de investigación se centran en la organización y desempeño de sistemas agroalimentarios, entre otras cosas:

  • Organización de cadenas de valor, políticas y salud
  • Manejo de recursos naturales y productos derivados
  • Desarrollo de pequeña empresa y organizaciones productivas
Environmental Socioeconomics

This specialization provides a unique opportunity for professional training in an intercultural, multidisciplinary and high quality academic environment. Thanks to a team of highly qualified professors and researchers, students receive training and build skills for addressing the most relevant environmental problems in Latin America and the Caribbean, from a perspective that combines economic and social dimensions.

The constant updating of the curriculum ensures training and exchange of ideas to meet the challenges of development in harmony with the environment, in a setting characterized by the urgent need for adaptation to climate change and the sustainable management of ecosystem services.

The primary objective of the Environmental Socioeconomics specialization is to develop and strengthen our students with the necessary skills, from an economic and social point of view, to enable them to propose alternatives for improving human wellbeing through proper ecosystem management.

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Admission to CATIE


The admissions process is open year-round; however, it is best to complete the process as early as possible so that scholarships, loans or other financial aid can be obtained as necessary.

(A MANERA DE RECUADRO/BOX FORMAT)

TITULO DE RECUADRO/BOX TITLE: General requirements
  • A bachelor’s or equivalent degree issued by a public or private university that is officially recognized in its country (for graduates, specializations and master’s) and master’s and doctoral degrees.
  • Fill out and send in the admission request form for the program to which you want to apply.
  • Provide the documents required by each graduate program you want to pursue.
  • Demonstrate that you have the financial support required to complete your studies.
  • Pass the home residency test for admission (only in the case of master’s students).

Download the admissions forms here:

Doctorate admissions form

Admission form for Academic Masters

Admission form for Professional Masters

Admission form for Master of Agribusiness

Admission form for Master in Sustainable Tourism

Admission form for Diploma programs and Specializations

Sustainable Agricultural Systems

This specialization prepares professionals to promote and develop processes for the design and management of sustainable agricultural systems. The vision is holistic, comprehensive, systemic and interdisciplinary where paradigms for the conservation of the productive capacity of ecosystems, competitiveness, valuation of externalities, equality, food security and improving the quality of life of the population are basic elements.

Our specialization in Sustainable Agricultural Systems start with looking at agriculture as a sustainable production system; the idea that it is possible to incorporate a climate-smart agriculture component of into industrial, ecological and organic agriculture. The specialization has a long-term vision that integrates the provision of ecosystem services and systemic interactions in the four basic dimensions: ecological, social, economic and political.

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