Gonzalo H Montano is Montrose’s Agricultural Specialist for the ProEmpresa project in Equatorial Guinea. He has worked for more than 30 years in rural development projects in South America, Asia and Africa. He is an experienced agronomist, innovative and results-oriented expert in agricultural development projects, participatory development and public-private partnerships with capacity in agronomy, agro-industrial administration of animal production and training of small producers.
He has substantial experience in identifying and developing projects in a participatory manner with the aim of developing ownership by the beneficiaries through training in methodologies such as field schools and farmer-to-farmer training.
Mr. Montano specialises in the development of food safety planning and value chain development, with identification and analysis of the causes of climate risk. He focuses on identifying productive gaps, improving production systems based on technological innovations, processing agricultural products, identifying and developing new markets and business plans.
He also has vast experience in irrigation practices, soil conservation and water on hillsides and flat ground, rainwater collection techniques for rain-fed agriculture and for the storage of reservoirs.
He has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and three Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing, Finance, and Management and Administration from the University of NUR Cochabamba, Bolivia.