Salomon Espinosa Diaz

  • PhD StudentRural Economics group, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa

Contact Info:

  • 2 Viale delle Piagge, Pisa

My academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in Agri-industrial Production, a master’s degree in Agroforestry Technologies and a master’s degree in Rural Development. I was a scholarship holder twice – both times for my master’s studies.

Up to date, my research experience has been mainly related to the field of waste management and the search for alternative sources of food and feed. I have particularly focussed on the use of insects as an alternative to transform organic wastes into nutrient-rich feedstuffs, their respective inclusion in the diet of farm animals as well as their acceptance in our food system, especially from the farmers’ side.

I have recently started a PhD at the Department of Veterinary, University of Pisa. It is funded by a H2020 project Contracts 2.0 where the University of Pisa is involved as a project partner. As a team member I will be involved in the project work, my research focus and related activities will be linked to the execution and dynamics of this project.


  • Circular economy
  • Alternative feedstuffs
  • Acceptance of agricultural innovations


  • Rural development
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Academic writing


Contracts 2.0 – Increased provision of environmental public goods in agriculture through improved contract models

See the list of all projects the group is involved in here


Moruzzo, R., Di Iacovo, F., Funghi, A., Scarpellini, P., Espinosa Diaz. S., & Riccioli, F. (2019). Social Farming: An Inclusive Environment Conducive to Participant Personal Growth. Social Sciences, 8(11), 301. doi:10.3390/socsci8110301