Ricardo Rubén Stratta Fernández

Ricardo Rubén Stratta Fernández

Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences at the National University La Plata (UNLP), Argentina.

email: ricardo.stratta@agro.unlp.edu.ar

RICARDO RUBEN STRATTA was born in 1959 in Argentina. He holds a degree as Agronomist at UNLP; and a Diploma in Micro Development Regions and Rural Settlement Areas at CERUR (Centre for Rural Studies), Rehovot, Israel. Master’s in Rural and Local Development at UPM, Spain; and a PhD in Planning and Management of Sustainable Rural Development Projects at UPM, Spain.


He is currently teaching in the graduate and postgraduate of the Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences at UNPL (http://aulavirtual.agro.unlp.edu.ar/course/view.php?id=172).

Researcher at UNLP (SIGEVA-CONICET). Workplace: Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences UNLP.


As a researcher he published more than 10 scientific articles journals of high impact and wrote chapters in academic books of UNLP as well as of GESPLAN Group UPM. He is an external researcher at GESPLAN Research Group, UPM. He also held several conferences and participated in various international and national Congresses, Symposia and Conferences. Additionally, he currently works as a consultant and evaluator of several scientific journals in science and technology. On many occasions he was invited to be part of the scientific committee of the thesis and doctoral jury by UNLP, UPM and Latin American universities.  He is the director of the Doctoral Theses at UNLP.


  • Coordinator of the Diagnosis within ​​the "Municipal Support Programme" of the Directorate of Municipal Affairs at UNLP. 2002-2006.
  • Director of the Hands-to-Work Programme: “Hands-to-Work in Southern Region of La Plata” (National Plan for Local Development and Social Economy). Creation and development of Micro-SMEs for the Ministry of Social Development of Argentina. 2006-2008.
  • Evaluator and Consultant for Agricultural and Social Projects PROSAP (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of Argentina) financed by the World Bank (IBRD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 2007-2008.
  • Member of the Academic Council at the Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences at UNLP, appointed by the Graduate Senate, from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2007.
  • Director of the Micro-SME-Club Project targeted towards mothers and aiming at local production diversification in El Manso in the province Río Negro. 2008-2009.
  • Design of a local economic development programme for the Cuña-Piru Nature Reserve, province Misiones. Directorate of Productive Products at UNLP. 2009
  • Director of the local economic development project for production diversification: "Development strategy in rural communities affected by depopulation". Implementation in Punta Indio. UNLP approved. 2009-2010.
  • Project Coordinator “Characterization of the productive systems of El Gran La Plata”. Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences. Code 11 / A249. Accredited 1/1/2013 as of 12/31/2014.
  • Project Director: “Diagnosis and local planning policy development strategy in Ayacucho, Province Buenos Aires (2014-2015). File: 200-0360 / 14 Fta. Cs. Agr. and Ftales. UNLP
  • Director of the UNLP Project: “Villages of Ayacucho: Route of Traditions and flavours” (2014-2015).
  • Participation as a researcher: “Dynamics and transformations of agricultural and forestry production systems in El Gran La Plata” (2016). Fac. Cs. Agr. And Ftles. UNLP
  • Project Director (PIO - proposed project) UNLP-CONICET: Diagnosis and Strategy for Organic Production in the Horticulture and Fruit Belt of La Plata”(2017).
  • He is currently an advisor to the Chamber of Deputies of the Province Buenos Aires.
  • He has recently be elected (10/11/2017) as Secretary General of the Graduate Centre of Agricultural and Forestry Engineers at UNLP, to develop policies which actively foster the academic-professional relationship with agricultural business of Argentina, within the next four years.

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Where we are

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería
Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas

Campus Ciudad Universitaria
Avenida Puerta de Hierro, 2 - 4
28040 Madrid, España

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