Ana Elisa Lourenzani
Possui graduação em Agronomia pela Universidade Federal de Viçosa (1998), mestrado em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de São Carlos (2003), doutorado em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de São Carlos (2006) e Pós-doutorado na Kansas State University. Atualmente é professor assistente da Universidade Estadual Paulista, Campus de Tupã. Tem experiência na área de Gestão de Sistemas Agroindustriais, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: ações coletivas, agricultura familiar e agronegócio.
Possui graduação em Engenharia de Alimentos pela Universidade Federal de Viçosa (1997), mestrado em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos pela Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2000) e doutorado em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de São Carlos (2005). Atualmente é professor assistente da Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho. Tem experiência na área de Engenharia de Produção, com ênfase em Gestão Agroindustrial, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: gestão da produção, agronegócio, arranjo produtivo local e desenvolvimento regional. É Coordenador do Grupo CEPEAGRO (Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas em Administração e Agronegócios).
Dr. Coutinho has a BA in Biology from University of São Paulo (USP), a M.Sc. in Ecology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the same university. He is a research in the Brazilian enterprise of Agricultura research (EMBRAPA-Empresa Brasileira de Agropecuária) since 1989. Dr. Coutinho was the Adjunct head of Research Development and Innovation in the Center for Satellite Environment Monitoring where he supervises projects in geotechnologies for environmental management. In 2012, Dr. Coutinho received a “National Award for Excellence” in the category of Individual Research from EMBRAPA.
Dr. Bergtold’s research includes: the economics of adopting intensive conservation production practices and systems at the farm level; the impact of bio-energy alternatives and feedstock production on-farm; the interaction between agricultural practices, conservation policy and the environment at the farm level; and the development of applied discrete choice econometric modelling techniques. In addition, he has completed research examining the estimation of large demand systems and the international trade of peanuts. Dr. Bergtold teaches optimization techniques and methods at the graduate level.
Tian Xia’s research interests include industrial organization in food and agricultural industries, applied econometrics, and international trade and policy. His current research focuses on industrial organization issues such as contracts and vertical coordination, product differentiation, market structure, and competition in food and agricultural industries. His teaching interests are market structure and organization, econometrics, demand and price analysis, and international trade. He teaches a Ph.D. course in agricultural demand and commodity markets.
I am a “human-environment” geographer, one who feels uncomfortable being labeled as either human or physical. Through my teaching and research, I try to tell stories about the unfolding human experience on earth as one influenced by natural systems, social systems, and systems of culture and meaning. Ever since my years as an undergraduate biology major, I have been fascinated by the rapid changes occurring in the Brazilian Amazon. My research today continues to focus on attempts to forge sustainable development in that region. Policy directives in this area have often privileged a static image of forested environments, their biodiversity, indigenous cultures, and economies, as some ideal form to be replicated throughout the region among all human groups. Such of view of sustainable development masks what are dynamic political economic and biogeographical processes that have developed as people, institutions, and components of the natural landscape react to one another in an increasingly disturbed rainforest and savanna environment. I argue our research must focus on these dynamics that will determine the success of efforts to alter the currently destructive relationship between people and the humid tropical environment.
Jude works for the KARS program as a numerical analyst and all-purpose data modeler, and he has much experience working with MATLAB, ESRI ArcMap, and ERDAS Imagine software. The focus of Jude's work at KARS involves using remote sensing data for agricultural applications such as crop yield forecasting, but his responsibilities extend to database management, hydrologic modeling, land cover change detection, ecological modeling, and whatever else crosses his path.
Marcos Fava Neves
Possui graduação em Engenharia Agronômica pela Universidade de São Paulo (1991), mestrado em Administração pela Universidade de São Paulo (1995) e doutorado em Administração pela Universidade de São Paulo (1999). Professor livre-docente da Universidade de São Paulo (2004). Atualmente é Professor Titular do Departamento de Administração da FEA-RP/USP (2009). Tem experiência na área de Administração, com ênfase em Estratégia e Marketing, com aplicações em Agronegócios e Alimentos, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Marketing Estratégico, Redes (Networks), Planejamento e Gestão Estratégica de Marketing (PGEM) e Canais de Distribuição.