INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
This award honors exceptional contributions made by a young professional to the food and agricultural sectors by improving the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability and responsiveness of the food and agribusiness system to ensure food security.
OUR 2023 IFAMA RISING STAR
Luis Peña-Lévano is an assistant professor of Cooperative Extension in Dairy Cattle Production, Health, and Management Economics in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Luis pursued his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University with specialization on International Trade and Environmental Economics. His dissertation focused on Climate Change interactions with food security, agriculture, livestock, and forestry.
Luis is an expert in dairy economics, benefit-cost analysis, agribusiness, labor issues, environmental economics, financial management, mathematical optimization, and general equilibrium modeling. He is currently the chair of the International Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA). Luis has also received multiple awards such as 2022 Paul B and Robert Dykstra Faculty Excellence Award, EAERE Best Paper in Environmental and Resource Economics (2020), Outstanding Young Scholar Award (2017) by the FAMPS section of the AAEA, among many others.
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