Programs, roles & events

Peer mentoring

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

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

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

Reviewer for Global Environmental Change, World Development, Bio-based and Applied Economics, , Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, Journal of Agriculture and Food Environment, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, Sustainability. IASSA Peccei/Mikhalevich Award.

Guest Lecturing

Undergraduate courses

Applied principals of Tropical Agriculture (2020/2021), Prof. Paolo Bàrberi, Institute of Life Sciences, Sant ‘Anna School of Advanced Studies – Module on “Participatory approaches for varietal improvement”


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


Graduate courses

Equitable Crop Improvement (2023/24), Prof. Hale Ann Tufan, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University – Module on “Who am I breeding for? Quantitative research for social scientists in crop breeding teams”


Water Harvesting for Microclimate Management (2019/2020), Prof. Elena Bresci and Dr. Giulio Castelli, Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence - Module on "Microclimate management among traditional farmers"

Selected Conferences and Summer Schools