Luis Carlos Vargas is the Head of the Information and Editorial Production Centre for Agriculture at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). He deals with all the institutional projects and programs to improve access to information and knowledge in the Americas. Among those are SIDALC Alliance, AGRIPROFILES, Spanish Thesaurus jointly with NAL/USDA, IICA Libraries, Institutional repositories, Intranet, among others. Mr. Vargas has a strong experience on business intelligence and data management; he worked more than ten years for international institutions such as Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the Trade Promotion Agency of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) on positions such as Economic Advisor and as Director of Trade Intelligence, respectivily. Also He has been consultant for the European Forest Institute and Earth University on agriculture trade studies. Luis Carlos Vargas holds a degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica and a Master in International Business from Pompeu Fabra University; he also completed coursework for the Master´s in Public Policy from the Korea Development Institute.