IGA Regional Director for Mexico, Caribbean & Central America
Hector received a Master of Science (MSc) in Ruminant Nutrition from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico – UNAM) and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Veterinary Medicine with a concentration in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Murcia, Spain. Since 1985, he has been working as Professor-Investigator at the Autonomous University of Queretaro (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro – UAQ), and is presently serving as Coordinator of the University Campus and Agricultural Research and Teaching Center of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
During his academic career, he has so far directed 30 students’ theses (Bachelor, MSc and PhD) in the area of goat production and goat milk quality. He is the area editor for Ruminant Nutrition of the journal Archivos de Zootécnia and a member of the editorial board of Agricultura Costaricense. He has given more than 130 presentations at national and international congresses and has taught university-level courses in goat nutrition in Brazil and Peru.
Dr. Andrade-Montemayor is currently the vice-president of the Latin American Association for the Production of Small Ruminants and Camelids and has served from 2014-2016 as President of the Mexico Association of Goat Production (Asociación Mexicana de Caprinocultura (AMPCA) and from 1994-2000 as President of the Local Association of Goat Farmers. He is currently developing a project for the rescue of the Black Creole Goat of the Bajio region in the states of Querétaro and Guanajato as a source of important genetic germplasm, and another project focusing on the valorization of alternative resources for the feeding of goats in semi-desert environments.
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