Daniela Spina

Fixed-term Assistant Professor of Agricultural economics and rural appraisal [AGR/01]

Daniela Spina is a type A, fixed-term researcher in Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal [AGR/01], involved in the activities of Spoke 1 – the sustainability of firms in the GRINS (Growing, Resilient, INclusive, and Sustainable) project, funded by the EU Next Generation programme and, in particular, by the PNRR.
Graduated in Political Science at the University of Catania with a first-class honours degree, she obtained the title of PhD in Agriculture and Food Economics in 2009 and received the “Giuseppe Medici” prize, sponsored by INSOR (the Italian Institute of Rural Sociology), for the best PhD thesis in Italy. She attended an Advanced Master course in Economics and Agricultural Policy at the Federico II University of Naples, in Portici, Naples. She has held research grants and
scholarships in different national and international projects. She has taken part in numerous national and international conferences in the role of presenter and co-author. She conducts referee activities for various international scientific journals and is a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Sustainable Food System and Frontiers in Nutrition. She is fluent in English and French.
She is enrolled in the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (Siea) and the Italian Society of Agricultural Economists (Sidea), and is a member of the 'Markets and Consumers' Thematic Group. Since 2021, she has been “cultore della materia” on the subjects related to the AGR/01- Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal - scientific disciplinary sector. Since June 2023, she has been designated by the Head of the Department as the Delegate for Communication of Di3A.

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Daniela’s main topics of interest are: The Circular Economy, The Green Economy and the Economy of Byproducts; bioeconomy and ecological transition; the economic aspects of innovations within agro-food supply chains; sustainability and valorisation of the territory; consumer and quality food products.