Agro-industrial engineer from the University of Nariño in Colombia. Master’s Degree in Rural Development from the Pontifical Javeriana University of Colombia. PhD Candidate in Natural Sciences for DOCINADE Development of Costa Rica. Master Researcher of the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research – AGROSAVIA. Knowledge and experience in the application of the innovation component in: added- value processes for products in the agricultural sector, design of comprehensive territorial development strategies and business vision for community organizations. Design and application of participatory research methodologies and technology transfer, formulation of strategies that promote discussion, evaluation and decision-making around feasible scenarios for the development of territories, based on self-managed and concerted processes, rescuing and empowering local knowledge.