Chief of the Agricultural Development Unit of the UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, Headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Rodriguez studied Economics (Lic.) at the University of Costa Rica and Agricultural Economics and Environmental Economics (MSc. and Ph.D) at the Pennsylvania State University. He has served as Rural Development Specialist at the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA), Senior Advisor to the Costa Rican Minister of National Planning, Professor in the School of Economics, University of Costa Rica, and as consultant in several Latin American countries.