I am an agronomist with intensification in agricultural economics and with specific training in marketing and commercial management.
Since the beginning of 2019 I have been the Marketing Director at Atlántica Agrícola S.A., a leading company in the manufacture of specialty fertilizers based in Spain and with presence in more than 60 countries worldwide, being guarantor and responsible for all activities related to the departments under my responsibility, such as: Commercial, Technical, R&D, Expansion, Regulatory, Design and Communication.
My professional development has been linked from the beginning to the agronomic sector, both nationally and internationally, performing my work in the Commercial areas, as Export Director and Marketing Director, being responsible for the achievement of the Strategic Plan of the Company.
Atlántica Agrícola has focused on development and promotion of functional fertilization through our references, contributing to reduce the chemical load on soils and crops. At the same time, we have tried to advance into the new European regulatory framework that will regulate biostimulants defining their functions and effects on crops.
At present, Atlántica Agrícola works in two fundamental lines of research. On one hand, we are searching for new specialty fertilizers with more specific effects for each type of crop and, on the other, we are developing more and better biopesticides based on plant extracts and microorganisms and their fermentations.
To contribute, from all company’s departments, that Atlántica Agrícola is consolidated as an international benchmark in the development, innovation and commercialization of new biostimulant and biopesticide solutions that provide value to the farmer and allow efficient and sustainable production, with low or no impact to the environment and to the people health.
In two main lines: in the reduction of phytosanitary applications in crops with the development of more environmentally friendly solutions, together with innovation in specialty products that provide direct answers to specific crop problems at the level of stimulation and development that allow to obtain high commercial value crops. All this will be linked to a better use of available resources, such as water, which is already a challenge and will be increasingly in the medium and long term.
Do not succumb to the products banalization and to investigate new solutions that provide differential results. It is not about applying products by simple tradition but about making the most of resources to achieve higher yields without reducing final quality of the harvest.
The world population continues growing rapidly and it is assumed, expected and desired that all these people are better fed than today, therefore, agricultural production has to grow tremendously. With these premises, the only way we have to feed all these people is with greater productivity, and one of the fundamental ways to make each crop hectare more productive is biostimulation and functional fertilization.