Jairo Castaño

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FAO- Colombia, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations

Ph. D., The Pennsylvania State University, The United States of America; M.Sc., Postgraduate School of Chapingo, México; Agr. Eng., University of Caldas, Colombia. 1970-1985, International Center of Tropical Agriculture, CIAT, Colombia. 1985-1987 and 1991-1993, Pan-American School of Agriculture, Honduras. 1987-1991, Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, Sumatra, Indonesia. 1994- actually, University of Caldas, Colombia. Author or co-author of 290 publications in the area of Phytopathology. 1986, National Prize "Rafael Obregón", Colombian Association of Phytopathology. 1996, Prize “University of Caldas to the Scientific Activity”. 1997, National Prize “Rhone Poulenc, Agro Sector”. 1998, designated “Distinguished Professor” of the University of Caldas. 1999, designated “Academic Pair”, National Council of Accreditation and National Education Ministry. 2003, designated “Corresponding Member”, Colombian Academic of Sciences, Physics and Naturals. 2006, National Prize “Complete Works of a Scientific”, Colombian Academic of Sciences, Physics and Naturals. 2007, named “Meritorious Graduate of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Caldas”. 2007, “Order Humberto Gallego Gamboa”, as the most outstanding graduate of the University of Caldas. 2008, “Gold Shield to the Teaching Activity”, University of Caldas. 2011, National Prize “Life and Work of a Researcher in Phytpathology and Related Sciences in Colombia”, Colombian


Association of Phytopathology. 2015, nominated to the XXV National Prize “Scientific Merit, Life and Work Category”, Colombian Association for the Advance of Science.

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