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Romina Ordoñez

Romina is a Senior Specialist in Rural Development at the IDB, in charge of the development and implementation of the program of the Division of Rural Development, Natural Resources and Disaster Risk Management (RND) in Chile. She previously worked as an economist at IDB Invest focused on the agribusiness and tourism sectors where she measured the development impact of private sector operations and designed and implemented impact evaluations and thematic studies. She has more than 10 years of experience in the design, supervision, and evaluation of development projects. She has a PhD in Agricultural Economics, a Master in Public Policy, a bachelor's degree in Economics and a technical degree in Journalism.

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Can We Cut Down Food Loss in Agribusiness?

Food insecurity continues to rise. Agribusinesses in the region believe that stemming their food loss is a relevant issue and see opportunities to recover food that is currently thrown away.

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An Innovative Digital Training Strategy for Women Microentrepreneurs in Guatemala

CMI Alimentos' Allies presents an excellent example of how IDB Invest can support our clients in forming more inclusive value chains, turning the challenges brought about by COVID-19 into opportunities.

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Food Waste is on the Menu as the Hospitality Sector Rebuilds

The drastic disruption in tourism activity due to the pandemic offers an opportunity to consider food waste management as a way to improve operating margins and redirect the sector’s path towards a more sustainable future.

Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID
Behind the Scenes: Access to Food in the Time of COVID

The agribusiness sector has proven particularly resilient. How have Latin American food production value chains fared during the crisis and what strategies are they taking to confront new challenges?

Why Should the Tourism Sector Care About Food Waste?
Why Should the Tourism Sector Care About Food Waste?

Every year, over 1 billion tons of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Given its position at the consumption end of the food value chain, the tourism sector is a strategic industry to fight this problem.

Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?
Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?

As summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been asking and answering the same question: how was your vacation? Our responses typically include anecdotes about the food, people, and places we encountered along the way. Perhaps we could also be asking ourselves how our vacation impacted those people and places.