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Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio

Principal Scientist

Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio is an agronomist and principal scientist at CIMMYT. He focuses on plant nutrition and soil fertility as a means to improve nutrient use efficiency in cereal systems through crop management and improvement, with the objective of increasing productivity, nutritional quality and profitability while reducing environmental impact.

His research has involved the development of technologies as well as technology transfer to farmers’ fields, with emphasis on the use of precision agriculture with optical sensors for nutrient diagnosis. He has also works on the application of remote sensing in agriculture.