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Roberto Alejandro Jara Rojas

Associate Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Technology adoption; technical efficiency and farm productivity; agricultural and resource economics; agricultural risk; Impact evaluation of development programs

Educación

  •  Agricultural Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA. Chile, 2010
  •  Agronomic Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA. Chile, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Agricultural Sciences

    Talca, Chile

    2011 - 2018

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL MAULE

    Agricultural and Forestry Sciences

    Curico, Chile

    2010 - 2011

  •   Research Assistant Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Agricultural Sciences

    Talca, Chile

    2005 - 2010

  •   Teaching Assistant Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Agricultural Sciences

    Talca, Chile

    2003 - 2004

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Agricultural Sciences

    Talca, Chile

    2018 - At present

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Advisor Part Time

    Agrofrutícola Pehuenche

    Chile

    2010 - 2011

  •   Advisor of development programme (PROFO) Part Time

    CORFO

    Chile

    2009 - 2010

  •   Zonal Inspector for Organic Agriculture Part Time

    BCS-Chile (Bioaudita)

    Chile

    2005 - 2010

Formación de Capital Humano


Participaction in courses:

-Project Appraisal (Undergraduate students)

-Agribusiness Management (Undergraduate students)

-Methods for Socio-Economic Analysis (MIA Program)

-Research Seminar (MIA Program)

-Research Methods II (PhD Program)

Participation in thesis:

Master and Doctorate Thesis

Daniela Martinez. Phd Agricultural Sciences (in progress), Universidad de Talca. Strategies to improve competitiveness in the Chilean fruit sector: Two views according to production scale.

Hernán Zeballos. Master in International Agribusiness, Universidad de Talca. 2013. The impact of collective actions on rural farming incomes in Peru: the case of the APOMIPE Program.

Germán Ponce. Master in International Agribusiness, Universidad de Talca. 2013. Adoption of Best Management Practices by Small-Scale Farmers in Central Chile.

Soraya Russy. Master in International Agribusiness (In Progress), Universidad de Talca. 2014. Factor affecting the adoption of Silvopastoril systems.

Pamela Valles. Master in International Agribusiness (In Progress), Universidad de Talca. 2014. Productivity analysis of the Hired Labor in the Chilean Fruit Sector.

Vanessa Pacheco. Master in International Agribusiness (In Progress), Universidad de Talca. 2014. Factosr affecting productivity labor in Blueberries.

Undergraduate Thesis

Marcelo Urra Barriga. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Analysis of instruments granted by INDAP (investment to the productive strengthening (IFP) and initial support fund (FAI) with PRODESAL users from municipality of San Clemente (Maule region). 2014.

Catalina Jeria Mella. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Factors influencing the level of implementation of Good Agricultural Practices in small raspberry farmers in Maule region. 2014.

Diego Meneses Ossa. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Technical-economic analysis of the production of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Dush): The Role of fertilization, Case study Chanco commune . 2014.

Alan Troncoso Rojas. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Operating costs and gross margin of maize and wheat: analysis at agro-ecological zones in the Maule region. 2013.

Lorena Rojas Aburto. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Adoption of cultural practices in raspberry producers: case study Curico province, Chile Maule region. 2013.

Mario Jara Jara. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Studying Good Agricultural Practices certification by growers in central Chile. 2013.

Felipe Ossa García. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Changes in the Chilean wine industry 1965-2011 period. 2013.

Leonardo Velis. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Impact of the transgenic corn seed on the export value. 2012.

Cecilia Silva Núñez. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Factors affecting market perception by raspberry farmers in the Maule region: case study Curico Province. 2012.

Pamela Rojas Lara. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Analysis of the rice market. 2011.

Pamela Valles Herrera. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Ddeterminants of productive diversification and its effect on agricultural incomes in small producers from Linares Province - Region VII, Chile. 2011.

Romina Canales. Agronomy, Universidad de Talca. Perception of farmers on organic production: case study berries chain. 2011

Francisco Gómez. Agronomy, Universidad Católica del Maule. Determination of the Water Resource Management in Central Chile. 2011.

Katherine Millacura. Agronomy, Universidad Católica del Maule. Natural Resource Conservation Practices: A Meta-analysis. 2011.

Robert Giovanetti. Agronomy, Universidad Católica del Maule. Factors determining the export vaue of Maize Seed in Chile. 2011.

Academic Administration:

Director of Department Agricultural Economics from September 2013 - present, Universidad de Talca

Committee member:

-Miembro Comité Académico Master in International Agribusiness – Universidad de Talca

-Miembro Comité Académico Master en Horticulture – Universidad de Talca



 

Article (34)

Are forest plantation subsidies affecting land use change and off-farm income? A farm-level analysis of Chilean small forest landowners
Factors Affecting the Adoption of Agroforestry Practices: Insights from Silvopastoral Systems of Colombia
Technology Adoption and Extension Strategies in Mediterranean Agriculture: The Case of Family Farms in Chile
The impact of commodity price shocks among regional economies of a developing country
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies of Agriculture in Mediterranean-Climate Regions (MCRs)
The role of farmers' intrinsic motivation in the effectiveness of policy incentives to promote sustainable agricultural practices
Adoption of irrigation scheduling: role of extension and training in Central Chile
Peri-urban family farming and agricultural earnings: The effect of long-term participation in an extension program in a metropolitan area
Technical efficiency and marketing channels among small-scale farmers: evidence for raspberry production in Chile
The Impact of Climatic Change Adaptation on Agricultural Productivity in Central Chile: A Stochastic Production Frontier Approach
Understanding the role of social capital in adoption decisions: An application to irrigation technology
Efficient use of Water Resources in Vineyards: A Recursive joint Estimation for the Adoption of Irrigation Technology and Scheduling
Production efficiency and commercialization channels among small-scale farmers: Evidence for raspberry production in Central Chile.
Farmers' perception of climate change in mediterranean Chile
HARVEST LABOR QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY: CASE STUDY OF CHERRY GROWING IN CHILE
Who are the potential consumers of organic fruits and vegetables in Central Chile? A CHAID approach
Farm level adaptation decisions to face climatic change and variability: Evidence from Central Chile
An analysis of the joint adoption of water conservation and soil conservation in Central Chile
Consumer response to the advertising on farm products in the O’Higgins Region, Chile.
Efecto de una política gubernamental de inversion en infraestructura pública de riego sobre la producción agrícola en Chile
From Grapes to Wine: An Overview of a Chilean Success Story.
Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Cost of complying and perceived benefits by fresh fruit producers [Adopción de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas (BPA): Costo de cumplimiento y beneficios percibidos entre productores de fruta fresca]
Adoption of water conservation practices: A socioeconomic analysis of small-scale farmers in Central Chile
Classification criteria and commercial profile re-definition of the Family Farm Agriculture in Chile, Maule region
Factors influencing the adoption of soil conservation technologies in the rainfed area of Central Chile
Impacto Ambiental y Económico de la Liberalización de Maíz Genéticamente Modificado (GM) en Chile.
Technical Efficiency and Natural Resource Conservation: Empirical Evidence from Small-Scale Farmers in Central Chile.
Desarrollo Económico, Cambio Climático y el Sector Agrícola (Accepted)
Dimension that typify the potential consume of organic foods in the Maule Region, Chile
Adopción de Prácticas de Conservación de Suelos en la Pequeña Agricultura de Chile Central
Determinación de las preferencias del consumidor de la zona mediterránea de Chile, hacia los alimentos orgánicos
Comparación de rentabilidad entre la producción de maíz convencional en Chile y la producción de maíz transgénico en Argentina.
Agricultural Subsidies in the United Stated and their effect on two annual Chilean crops.
Aplicación de subsidios en la agricultura de EE.UU. y su efecto en el sector agrícola chileno.

BookSection (1)

The future of raspberry production in Chile: A stochastic frontier perspective

Proyecto (12)

Curso Formación en Metodologías de Extensión para la región del Maule
A spatially explicit approach for an integrated assessment of ecological integrity and ecosystem services in agro-forestry landscapes
Center for Socioeconomic Impact Evaluation of Environmental Policies (CESIEP).
From individualism to collective action for water resources conservation: its impacts and implications.
Curso Programa de Formación para la Competitividad (PFC) “Inocuidad Alimentaria
Estudio de detección de brechas en medición de productividad de la agricultura chilena
The impact of technical assistance on technology adoption and productivity: Does the heterogeneity of extension providers affect farm performance?
Center for Socioeconomic Impact Evaluation of Environmental Policies (CESIEP) Etapa 1
Evaluación de Impacto del Programa de Recuperación de Suelos SIRDS-S
Agricultural productivity growth and water=> Evidence from the frontier
Factors affecting adoption and profitability of irrigation technologies (pressurized irrigation and scheduling) among medium and small holders in the Maule Region
Does the Investment in Human Capital increase Productivity? The impact of Training on Fruit Exports Sector
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Roberto Jara

Associate Professor

Agricultural Economics

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

9
Maria Engler

Full Professor

Departamento de Economía Agraria

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Las condes, Chile

3
Lisandro Roco

Profesor Asociado

Instituto de Economía Agraria

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Gustavo Lobos

Associate Professor

Horticulture

FACULTDAD DE CIENCIAS AGRARIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

1
Rodrigo Arriagada

Profesor Asociado

Ecosistemas y Medioambiente

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Sofía Boza

Academica

Departamento de Economia Agraria

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Samuel Ortega

Profesor titular

CITRA

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

1
MARCOS MORA

DIRECTOR

GESTION E INNOVACION RURAL

Universidad de Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
CESAR ACEVEDO

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

1
Alejandro del Pozo

Full Porfessor

Plant Production

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile