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Mr Matteo Metta: Farm diversification | Best Researcher Award

Dr at  ARC2020, Italy

Dr. Matteo Metta is a Digital Agriculture Research and Policy Specialist based in Brussels, Belgium. Currently working as a freelancer at the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, he oversees the development of an open digital database mapping ICT-based solutions in agriculture. With a strong background in CAP Policy Analysis, he collaborates with the Agricultural & Rural Convention, critically analyzing CAP reform and National CAP Strategic Plans.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education and Qualifications:

  1. University of Pisa, Pisa, Toscana, IT
    • Duration: 2019-11-01 to present
    • Pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science.
  2. Ghent University, Ghent, BE
    • Duration: 2014-09-01 to 2016-09-09
    • Qualification: Completed studies in the Faculty of Bio-science engineering.


  1. Agriculture and Rural Convention 2020, Brussels, BE
    • Duration: 2020-03-01 to present
    • Role: Active contributor to ARC2020, focusing on agricultural policy analysis.
  2. Università degli Studi di Pisa, Brussels, BE
    • Duration: 2020-01-01 to present
    • Role: Research Officer in Horizon 2020 project DESIRA.eu, delving into digitalization’s economic and social impacts in rural areas.
  3. European Network for Rural Development – Evaluation Helpdesk, Brussels, Belgium, BE
    • Duration: 2016-03-01 to 2019-12-31
    • Role: Engaged in evaluation and coordination tasks related to rural development.


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Matteo Metta’s research delves into the intricate realms of sustainable agriculture and digitalization. In the article “Between on-site and the clouds: Socio-cyber-physical assemblages in on-farm diversification,” published in the Journal of Rural Studies, he, along with contributors Joost Dessein and Gianluca Brunori, explores the dynamic interactions shaping on-farm diversification. Their work, marked by DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103193, sheds light on the socio-cyber-physical complexities within agricultural systems. 🌾💻


Publications Top Notes:
Matteo Metta | Farm diversification | Best Researcher Award

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