Isabel Jaisli

  • PhD studentDepartment of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa

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Holding Degrees in Biology, Agricultural Sciences and Economics I have worked in different fields in the private sector including consulting, environmental planning and development cooperation. Since 2012 I have been working as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW, Switzerland) and leading the interdisciplinary research group Geography of Food.  

In my work I am involved in various projects related to sustainability of food systems, covering all stages of the value chain from field to fork. At the ZHAW, I teach and supervise students at bachelor and master level in the field of agroecology and food systems. Throughout my career, I had the opportunity to work in various international projects, including in countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

As part of my PhD at the University of Pisa, I will study the impacts of participatory foresight for food system transformation.


  • Food systems foresights
  • Agroecological transformation
  • Food system education, gamification & scientainment
  • Local food systems


  • Inter- & transdiscipinary research
  • Project management
  • Sustainability in food systems


Jaisli, I., Grüter, R., Oehen, B., Pintar, M., & Kontrakere Basegowda, U. (2021). Geography of Food Summer School: International Exchange for Sustainable Food Value Chains. In W. Leal Filho, A. L. Salvia, L. Brandli, U. M. Azeiteiro, & R. Pretorius (Eds.), Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 107–122). Springer International Publishing.

Jaisli, I., Bättig-Frey, P., Eymann, L., Mariani, E., & Stucki, M. (2019). Scientainment for Sustainability: The Eco-Confessional as a New Approach for Life Cycle Thinking. Sustainability, 11(20), 5686.

Jaisli, I., Laube, P., Trachsel, S., Ochsner, P. & Schuhmacher, S. (2019). Suitability evaluation system for the production and sourcing of agricultural commodities. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 161, S. 170-184.

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