Simone Santalucia

Current Position

Doctoral Researcher, University of Göttingen, RTG 2654 Sustainable Food Systems, Subproject A2 How sustainable are sustainability standards and other global chain supply chain initiatives? (Prof. Dr. Wollni)

Research Interests

Rural Development
Climate-Smart Agriculture
Impact Evaluation
Development Economics


  • 04/2022- present Ph.D. in Sustainable Food Systems, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • 10/2019-12/2021 Double Degree: Master of Science in Development Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 09/2018-12/2021 Double Degree: Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) in Economics and Development, University of Florence, Italy
  • 09/2015-10/2018 Bachelor of Science in Economics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Professional Experience

  • 05/2020-03/2021 Student Assistant at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) (Germany)
  • 03/2016-08/2016 Intern at AMKA Onlus (Italy/Guatemala)

Publications (peer-reviewed)

  • Santalucia, S., & Sibhatu, K. (2023). Nourishing the farms, nourishing the plates: Association of climate smart agricultural practices with household dietary diversity and food security in smallholders. Agribusiness DOI


  • Italian (Native)
  • English (Proficient)
  • Spanish (Working knowledge)
  • German (Intermediate)