Curriculum Vitae

Luis Vildozo is an agricultural engineer with extensive experience in organization and process consulting in organic and sustainable agriculture, value chain management for ecological sustainability and adaptation to climate change.

Work experience

  • Since 2018 staff of Working Group Knowledge Systems and Innovation (AGWI)
  • 2015 Technical Consultant in Guatemala, GOPA Consultants Ltda, Germany, Promotion and development of value chains
  • 2012-2014 Technical Advisor (Belize, Guatemala and Mexico),GIZ (German Development Agency), Promotion and development of value chains and sustainable and legal use of non-timber products
  • 2007-2011 Technical Advisor (Guatemala), GIZ (German Development Agency), Support for sustainable and organic agricultural production and marketing
  • 2006-2007 service contractor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Division of Organic Farming


  • 2017 Karl Franzens University, Graz, Modern Management VI - Project Management
  • 2005-2008 Doctoral studies (in progress) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)
  • 1991-1992, Prague, master studies in agricultural economics
  • 1986-1991 Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Institute of subtropical and tropical agriculture, agricultural engineering studies

Research Interests & Publications

Organic farming, social network analysis, value chains, sustainability, SDGs, governance, wild plant gathering, non-timber products, governance.


  • Vildozo, Luis & Christian R. VOGL (2006): The organic agriculture in Latin America. In: BORSDORF, Axel & Walter HÖDL (Hrsg.) Naturraum Lateinamerika, geografische und biologische Grundlagen. S. 321-338. LIT Verlag, Wien, Austria.
  • Vildozo, Luis (2007): On the way to an ecological country. Case study Bolivia. In: The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2007. IFOAM, 2007 – ISBN 3934055826
  • Vildozo, L. & R. Ramirez (2007): On the way to an ecological country with food sovereignty. International conference on organic agriculture and food security, FAO, Italy.
  • Vildozo, L. & R. Ramirez (2006): Policy of promotion and control in the organic production in Bolivia. 1. Latin American and Caribbean congress of producers and experimenters producers and researchers in organic agriculture, Managua Nicaragua
  • Vildozo, L. (2007): Der ökologische Landbau in Bolivien. Zusammenfassung aus "Der ökologische Landbau in Bolivien: Auf dem Weg zu einer ökologischen Nation" Background Research Summary, No.1, 2 pages, Institute for Organic Farming, University for Natural Ressource Management and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.
  • Vildozo, L. & S. Schliep & M. Santamaría (2014): Was nicht verkauft wird, wird getauscht. Bauernmärkte in der Selva Maya, Aus der Arbeit des GIZ – Entwicklungsdienstes 01/14, Bonn, Germany