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Recognition ceremony for the winning students of PERU-Hub’s thesis contest

In a significant ceremony, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) recognized the students whose theses were winners of the funding contest organized by PERU-Hub. This contest, which concluded its first phase, aims to develop research related to the purpose of the PERU-Hub project in order to generate knowledge and technology that contribute to promote local and regional development in San Martin, support students in completing their studies and strengthen the research at UNALM.

The winning thesis were from undergraduate students: Marina Claudia Armey Malpartida (Agronomy, research on cacao) and Cindy Luz Raymundo Ballarta (Agricultural Engineering, research on irrigation systems); and graduate students: Fiorela Maritza Hermitaño Osorio (Master in Animal Production, research on silvopastoral systems), Albert Jonathan Baylón Sánchez (Master in Animal Production, research on silvopastoral systems), Breat Sheylla Sulca Paredes (Master in Applied Meteorology, research on modes of variability of precipitation), and Lena Asunción Téllez Monzón (Career: PhD in Engineering and Environmental Sciences, research in bionanocomposites development).

The ceremony was conducted by the Rector of UNALM, Dr. Américo Guevara Pérez, the Research Vice Rector, Dr. Patricia Gil Kodaka and Dr. Hugo Villachica L., Director of the PERU-Hub Project. The activity was also attended by the thesis advisors, who will work together with the winning students in the areas of intervention of the project where they will develop their research work (high rainforest). 

The deadline for the second call for the submission of thesis is open until December 27, 2022 (the rules are published on our website). This contest has contemplated the selection of 40 theses in its entirety, which should generate 40 new insights. This new knowledge will allow farmers to access technology and therefore increase the productivity and competitiveness of their products, as well as to collaborate in the sustainable development of agricultural activity in the San Martin Region. The financing of the thesis is possible thanks to a grant from USAID, a partner institution of PERU-Hub