Programs, roles & events

Peer mentoring

STAARS (Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces) Fellowship Program by Chris Barrett, mentor for the year 2022/2023

SMART (Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams) Program by Fridah Mubichi-Kut and Ralph Dean Christy,  faculty leader for the year 2022/2023

Section Editor "Rural development, economics and social sciences" for Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development

Reviewer for World Development, Sustainability, Bio-based and Applied Economics, CABI Agriculture and Bioscience


Undergraduate Course

Economic Growth in History (2019/2020) - Module on "African poverty in long-term perspective" (led by Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)

Graduate Course

Water Harvesting for Microclimate Managment (2019/2020) - Module on "Microclimate management among traditional farmers" (led by Prof. Elena Bresci and Dr. Giulio Castelli, University of Florence)

Event organization

Transdisciplinary approaches for sustainable intensification of rural areas. A spotlight on Ethiopia. 

January, 22-23 2019 - Main Building - Institute of Economics and Institute of Life Sciences, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (IT)

Is it possible to combine the necessity for the intensification of rural production with a sustainable approach to development? What role is opened by this challenge for interdisciplinary research? The workshop gathers a panel of 20 experts both in experimental and social sciences, coming from Italian and Ethiopian institutions. 

Conference programme and flyer available here.

Ph.D. colloquium during Italian Covid - 19 lockdown

April - July 2020 - online webinars - Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (IT)

In this period of forced isolation due to current Covid-19 crisis, this series of online webinars is intended to keep our Ph.D. research group active, so as to provide every junior and senior scholar with the opportunity to share his/her own research and progresses. The aim is to prevent weeks of  work without feedback from peers. 

Ph.D. Colloquium manifesto available here