Daniel Alpizar Rojas

Supervisors: Prof. Francesca Galli

Research field: Agricultural economics

Research interests: Food security and nutrition, Human rights and their implication for food systems, Rural development

Department head office, via del Borghetto, 80, Pisa

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics obtained from the University of Costa Rica, where I also worked as a research and academic assistant in various projects. My second academic degree is an International Master in Rural Development funded by the European Commission. In my master’s, I had the opportunity to study in 3 countries for 2 years: at the University of Ghent, Humboldt University and the University of Pisa.

I have more than 4 years of professional experience in international cooperation. Over two years I have worked as a consultant elaborating methodologies for the development of a Food Security Program in Central America financed by the United States Agency for International Development. More recently, I also worked as a community impact manager at a Social Tourism Company in Costa Rica and as a local coordinator at the Rustic Pathways Foundation.

I feel passionate about rural development, food security, and human rights which have led me to starting a Ph.D. at the University of Pisa this year. My research will focus on food insecurity, nutrition and inequalities in food systems, primarily in a Latin American context.

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