I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Life Sciences at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy). My research interests are agricultural, Sub-Saharan and development economics. My work is specifically focused on the influence of local ecological knowledge on resilience and sustainability of smallholder farmers in marginal areas.

Methodology: participatory approaches with smallholder farmers, quantitative and qualitative survey, microeconometric analysis

Field work: Mozambique (upcoming), Ethiopia (2019), Tanzania (2018)

I am currently working on two projects: a) understanding how local knowledge affects climate perceptions among smallholder communities in Mozambique (within the H2020 project FocusAfrica) and b) dynamics of knowledge and rural innovation among sheep breeders in Maremma, IT (within the H2020 project Agromix)