Jozimo Santos Rocha is an entrepreneurial agricultural economist with more than 14 years of international programming experience focused on increasing economic and financial inclusion for smallholder farmers.
He is currently the Senior Technical Advisor for Agriculture and Economic Development at ADRA International and offers an in-depth understanding of project lifecycles and strong technical capacity on food security, extension of agricultural technologies, value chains and enterprise development. Working for international NGOs and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, he has led the design and implementation of multi-million-dollar agriculture, food security and resilience projects in several Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Mr. Santos Rocha is dedicated to studying extension methods that accelerate farmers’ adoption of agricultural technologies. His most recent papers analyze the role that farmer-to-farmer training plays in reducing extension costs and how the delivery of one-time input subsidies helps farmers to persistently adopt inputs and other yield-enhancing agricultural technologies.
Mr. Santos Rocha has a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the Catholic University of Chile and is currently completing his Ph.D. in development economics at Wageningen University, Netherlands.