I am a Postodoc Research Fellow at the Institute of Life Sciences at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy). Since July 2021, I am also affiliated with the Department of Excellence in Economics and Management in the Era of Data Science (EMbeDS).

My research interests are agricultural, Sub-Saharan and development economics. My work is specifically focused on participatory research approaches and 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, household level econometric analysis

Field work: Mozambique (upcoming), Italy (2021), Ethiopia (2019), Tanzania (2018)

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