Starting from December 2021, I am a postdoc in the Department of Global Development at the Cornell University with the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement. Previously, I was a postdoc fellow in the Institute of Life Sciences at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy) with the Crops Genetics Lab. 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. I work on participatory research approaches and integrating local ecological knowledge in plant breeding and agronomy.
Methodology: participatory approaches (PVS and tricot), mixed methods, intra-household surveys, ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment
Field work: Mozambique (2021), Italy (2021), Ethiopia (2019), Tanzania (2018)