Young Experts

Yasmin Córdova

Yasmin Córdova

History: Young Expert at Progreso - Peru
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

Position after YEP

Programme Manager at Progreso, Peru

YEP Role

Currently, I am a Project Coordinator at Progreso Foundation, based in Peru, South America. I manage the projects that are executing in Peru and Colombia. I work with coffee and cocoa smallholders and their organizations to improve their incomes. As an organization, we promote the integration of their products in the international market. To achieve these goals, there's an integral collaboration with the organizations through four components that we manage, such as: access to market, access financial, technical assistance and diversification. With this approach, we support the organizations throughout the production and trade processes in order to strengthen their productive, organizational and commercial skills. 

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Project management
  • Experience in coffee and cocoa post-harvest and process
  • Tasting skills (coffee and cocoa)
  • Proactivity                                            
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Goal –oriented
  • Decision making
  • Perseverance
  • Self-learning
  • Responsible
  • Independent

Nationality: Peruvian
Education: Agroindustrial Engineer and Food Industry 


Experience before YEP

  • Assistant in quality lab at Agriculture Cooperative NORANDINO – Peru. Developing physical and sensory analysis of samples of coffee for pre shipment and shipment
  • Researcher in CEPICAFE FOUNDATION. Executing a research project of post-harvest management of cocoa in collection centers in Chulucanas- Piura – Peru
  • Consultant in ALLIANCE COCOA PERU. Determining cocoa flavors profile of Huanuco, Ucayali and San Martin regions in Peru
  • Engineer of quality control in Agriculture Cooperative NORANDINO – Peru. Developing physical and sensory analysis of samples of cocoa for pre shipment and shipment
Email Twitter LinkedIn Skype
Organisation: Progreso
Young Experts