Selene Righi

  • ResearcherDepartment of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa

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I have a master’s degree in Economics of the Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Siena (Department of Economics) with a research thesis on the Evaluation of Ecosystem Services, in particular the role of PES (Payment for Ecosystem Services).
I’m almost at the end of my PhD at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Department of Economics, Society and Politics), with a project on the dissemination of innovation in organic cereal supply chains in the Marche Region. In particular, I was interested to investigate the main factors that can drive farmers towards sustainable food systems also investigating the role of consumers, in order to suggest useful tools to facilitate this transition. This part of the work on consumer behaviour I had the opportunity to develop during my visiting period in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University (UK).
I am currently research fellow at the University of Pisa at the Department of Agricultural Sciences where I am involved in two projects on the sustainability of livestock supply chains, Re-Livestock and Pathways.

Key research interests

  • Innovation in organic supply chains
  • Assessment of ecosystem services
  • Transition to Sustainable food systems
  • Consumer behaviour

Core competences

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Sustainability assessment methods
  • Economics and agricultural policies



RE- LIVESTOCKEvaluate and mobilize the adoption of innovative practices to reduce GHG emissions and increase the capacity of livestock systems
PATHWAYS– For sustainable food

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


Canavari, M., Gori, F., Righi, S., Viganò, E. (2022). Factors fostering and hindering farmers’ intention to adopt organic agriculture: a case study in the Pesaro Urbino province (Italy). AIMS Agriculture and Food, 7(1), 108-129. 10.3934/agrfood.2022008.

Viganò, E., Maccaroni, M., Righi, S. (2022). Finding the right price: supply chain contracts as a tool to guarantee sustainable economic viability of organic farms. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 25(3), 411-426.

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