Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. in Ecosystems and Production Systems - Universita' degli Studi della Tuscia – Viterbo, Italy
M.A. in Marketing and Quality – Universita' degli Studi della Tuscia – Viterbo, Italy
BA in Business Economics - Universita' degli Studi della Tuscia – Viterbo, Italy


Chiara Perelli’s research interests range from the sustainable management of natural resources to the climate change impacts on developing contexts, both in terms of food security and social equality. Furthermore, she is interested in socio-economic factors affecting the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices and, in particular, in the role played by women in developing sustainable agricultural systems.

She is currently working on “Consumer Behaviour in the Circular Economy” and has a post-doc scholarship in “Agricultural policies and economic analysis for the sustainable management of water resources for irrigation” at Tuscia University.  From 2019 to 2021 she collaborated under the project “Innovation in Technology, Institutional and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (INNOVAFRICA)” as research fellow in “Sustainable agricultural supply chains for food and nutrition security in Africa: development strategies and analysis”. 

Selected Publications

Branca, G., Cacchiarelli, L., D’Amico, V., Dakishoni, L., Lupafya, E., Magalasi, M.,  & Sorrentino, A. (2021). Cereal-Legume Value Chain Analysis: A Case of Smallholder Production in Selected Areas of Malawi. Agriculture, 11(12), 1217

Ceci, P.,  Monforte, L.,  Perelli, C.,  Cicatiello, C.,  Branca, G.,  Franco, S.,  Diallo, F. B. S.,  Blasi, E., &  Scarascia Mugnozza, G. (2021).  Smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change and drivers of adaptation in agriculture: A case study in Guinea. Review of Development Economics,  00,  1– 22. 

Branca, G., & Perelli, C. (2021). ‘Clearing the air’: common drivers of climate-smart smallholder food production in eastern and Southern Africa. Journal of Cleaner Production 270(10), 121900.

Tesfai, M., Branca, G., Cacchiarelli, L., Perelli, C., & Nagothu, U. S. (2020). Transition towards bio-based economy in small-scale agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa through sustainable intensification. In The Bioeconomy Approach (pp. 83-106). Routledge.