Dr. Marito Garcia, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Marito Garcia, Fellow, Darden Business School, Center for Global Initiatives (DCGI), University of Virginia Indoor Ag-Conversations

Indoor Ag-Conversations panelist Dr. Marito Garcia is currently a Fellow at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. He is also a Board Director at Learning Equality, a non-profit education technology company based in San Diego, California. The organization seeks to bridge the digital divide by bringing the online learning revolution offline.  Dr. Garcia  is a member of the international working group on digital credentialing as part of the “internet of education” initiative. In addition, Dr. Garcia co-founder of Italpinas Development Corporation, a green-building development company in Asia, based in Manila, Philippines.  And, he is co-founder of  Orenko Ltd (Cambridge, UK), an energy development company.

Extensive Background

Dr. Garcia served as senior staff at the World Bank, Washington DC in various capacities.  These included  Sector Manager for Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lead Economist and Regional Program Manager for New Economy Skills for Africa.  At the World Bank, he also  managed the Latin American regional portfolio of education and skills development programs ($2.8-billion covering 32 countries). This encompassed basic education, secondary education, technical-vocational education and training, higher education and skills and workforce development. Prior to the World Bank, Marito was a Research Fellow and economist at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. IFPRI is one the research centers within the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR).

Author and Education

Marito is author of several books (available in Amazon.com).  Among the book topics include education technology, consumption economics, conditional cash transfers, skills and workforce development, and early childhood development. He worked on these topics across 62 countries.

Marito holds a PhD in Development Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands.  In addition, he completed the  Executive Program at the Harvard.

We are delighted to have Indoor Ag-Conversations panelist Dr. Marito Garcia join us for the FarmTech Society presentation: Farming In the Future: Educating the Next Generation  To Make CEA Scalable

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