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Dr. Higuchi is an Associate Professor in the Academic Department of Administration and a Member of the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacífico. She holds a PhD and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics with a specialization in Food Marketing from Kyushu University (Japan) and a Degree in Business Management Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Peru) based on multivariate analysis, econometrics, and statistics.

Her research, much of it published in international indexed journals, has included food security in Lake Titicaca, grape-growing associations in the Cañete Valley, cocoa cooperatives through the case of Acopagro, coffee cooperatives in Villa Rica, and empowerment of rural women in Condoray (Cañete, Peru), for which she received funding from the Partnership for Economic Policy and GRADE. She is currently focusing on issues surrounding consumption of organic products and fish consumption in Metropolitan Lima.

Dr. Higuchi has experience as a Management Cost Analyst and Project Manager at Agroworld S.A.C., working with strawberry, mango, and frozen avocado pulp. She has also been a Research Assistant at Kyushu University, where she employed quantitative and qualitative analysis to explore agricultural associations and cooperatives in Peru. She has also served as a Marketing Assistant at the NGO RRed de Agroindustria Rural del Perú, during which she conducted a market study on arracacha chips in Cajamarca and Metropolitan Lima.

Areas of specialization
Food marketing, food security, consumption, and rural development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger


Ingeniera en Gestión Empresarial, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

16 May 2014

Doctora en Economía Agrícola / Especialización en Marketing de Alimentos, Kyushu University

27 Mar 2012

Magíster en Economía Agrícola/ Especialización en Marketing de Alimentos, Kyushu University

21 Mar 200924 Mar 2009

Bachiller en Ingeniería en Gestión Empresarial, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

2 Jun 2004

Concytec Score

  • Level IV

Researching Topics

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Rural development
  • Food security
  • Food safety
  • Consumption

Teaching Topics

  • Research related to business
  • Quantitive research of markets
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Agrobusiness


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