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Interested in farmers' local ecological knowledge and participatory crop breeding programs. Field work in Tanzania (2018), Ethiopia (2019, 2020), Mozambique (2021) and Italy (2021). For more info: https://www.martinaoccelli.rocks/
January 2016 - September 2020
- Chief Innovation Executive
- Participation in H2020 EU project as partner and coordinator, in perspective of meeting the Horizon 2020 goals. Area of work: rural development.
October 2013 - October 2014
Univeristy of Pavia
Field of study
- Development Economics (Double Degree with University of Hohenheim)
The perception on precipitation variability is key to food security of smallholder farmers in the current changing climate. In rainfed areas, households able to interpret correctly short-term precipitation deviations and extremes do retain a significant advantage in terms of resilience. Membership into informal associations (such as idir) foster th...
Project H2020 LIVERUR (Living Lab Concept in Rural Areas) https://liverur.eu/ Policy Brief A Regional Circular LIving Lab Approach to foster Rural Development
Soil fertility is key to sustainable intensification of agriculture and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. However, when soil nutrients are not adequately managed, smallholder farming practices slowly erode soils to almost inert systems. This case study contributes to the understanding of such failures in marginal areas. We integrate agronomic an...
This study assesses the impact of a participatory development program called Seeds For Needs, carried out in Ethiopia to support smallholders in addressing climate change and its consequences through the introduction, selection, use, and management of suitable crop varieties. More specifically, it analyzes the program's role of boosting durum wheat...
Is it possible to identify the increasing productivity in the agricultural sector as a key instrument in order to reduce the rural - urban internal migration in developing and least developed countries? Can the incentive for migration given by the difference in wages in the two areas be adequately explained and consequently limited? Starting from t...
Can the economic performances of African Economies been explained by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade? Is this a complete or simply a partial explanation? Starting from the work implemented by Prof. N. Nunn, this paper is taking in consideration two specific countries: Angola and Namibia. Despite the similar resource endowment and position, they were...