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Victoria Luca

Victoria Luca is a Development Effectiveness consultant in the Development Effectiveness Division of IDB Invest, where she supports the evaluation of projects in the manufacturing and agribusiness sectors, as well as the development of knowledge products. Previously, she worked as a research assistant on various projects related to international trade, economic geography, and environmental economics, as well as a policy advisor in the public sector. She holds a Master’s degree in economics from the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.

Posts by Victoria Luca

Un apicultir pesando un panal.
Equipment, Training and Queens: Helping Beekeepers in Mexico  Boost Climate Resilience 

How can we help small beekeepers in Latin America and the Caribbean strengthen productivity and climate resilience? According to a recent IDB Invest evaluation of a pilot program in Mexico, by providing them with a combination of basic inputs and training. But most importantly, queen bees. Through this approach, producers managed to increase honey production, yields, and the number of hives in their colonies and adopted best practices in hive management, boosting resilience to future climate events.