INFORMAS in Ecuador is led by Dr. Angélica Ochoa Avilés in collaboration with researchers around the country:

Dr. Wilma Freire

Dr. Susana Andrade

MSc. Silvana Donoso

Dr. David Acurio

Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez

Dr. Daniela Peñafiel

MSc. María Cecilia Vintimilla

MSc. Gabriela Rivas

The team will start planning the implementation of the Public sector policies and actions module as well as the Food labelling module. The research group will apply for local funds to include other modules in the near future. The Public sector module will be implemented within a collaboration project funded by UNICEF Ecuador and Universidad de Cuenca.

Angélica Ochoa Avilés. PhD

Associate Professor
Universidad de Cuenca Ecuador

Phone: +593 74051000 Ext. 3152, mobile +593 (9)84881425

Email: Angelica Ochoa



Status (as of February 2020) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Planning
Private Sector    
Food Composition    
Food Labelling
  • Planning with data collection due to start March 2020
Food Promotion


Food Prices    
Food Retail    
Food Provision    
Food Trade & Investment    
  • Universidad de Cuenca
  • UNICEF Ecuador
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • Escuela Politécnica del Litoral
  • Universidad Internacional del Ecuador
  • Universidad del Azuay