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About Orlidia Hechavarria Kindelán

Dr. Orlidia Hechavarría is a Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Agro-Forestales (Institute of Agroforestry Research) in Cuba, and has been involved in restoration through AF since 2005. She has been involved in AF projects in Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Canada. These projects have included workshops, database creation, farm designs, mapping, maintenance plans, water management designs and the production of publications. In 2013 Dr. Hechavarría was awarded a prize by the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture for her presentation of the results of one of the restoration projects in Cuba.

Languages

Spanish (fluent) English (intermediate) French (intermediate)

Country

Cuba

Focus Area

Species selection, AF design, nursery management, urban and suburban agriculture