Teaching and Conferences


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

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


People, Planet, Participation (2024) - see course presentation here.

Guest lecturing

Equitable Crop Improvement (2023), 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” [Graduate course]

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


Water Harvesting for Microclimate Management (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" [Graduate course]

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

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

Reviewer for Global Environmental Change, World Development, African Journal of food, agriculture, nutrition and 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. [Contingent on time availability, I am open to review!]

Selected Conferences and Summer Schools