Prof. Luis R. Mej’a Maym’
Prof. Luis R. Mejía Maymí
The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Fusion Farms has partnered with Professor Luis R. Mejia-Maymi at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez to assist with the design and operation of our aquaponic system, as well as organizing internships at Fusion Farms for students enrolled in the UPR programs.
Prof. Luis R. Mejía Maymí is the Auxiliary Dean for New Center for Agribusiness Development (NuCeDA) Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. In August 2009, the Board of the College of Agricultural Sciences (Dean-Director, Associate Deans, Director of International Programs, and Director of the Office of Planning and Budget) approved the creation of the New Center for Agribusiness Development (NuCeDA), which was officially inaugurated by November 2009.
NuCeDA is a workspace assigned to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Making use of teaching and research, the aim of this workspace is to pave the way towards the more effective management and preparation of agribusinesses, and to advance the skills that contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture.
Among other tasks, the center facilitates the allocation of human and physical resources in an integrated department, with teaching and non-teaching staff, working in the three units of the CCA – Faculty, Agricultural Experimental Station, and Agricultural Extension Service. The interaction between the three units includes the participation of graduate students, who learn by doing while working in the SEA.