DR. MICHELE NORI
Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute
& Lead Researcher, STEPS Centre,
Michele Nori is a Tropical Agronomist (University of Florence, Italy) with a further specialisation in Rural Sociology (PhD at Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and a specific expertise on resource management and livelihood systems of agro-pastoral communities. By integrating field practices, academic research and policy making, he has developed a “horizontal career”, based on more than twenty years of collaborations in different regions of the globe with a number of organizations including civil society, UN agencies, research institutes, agricultural enterprises and donors offices, such as the European Union Development Cooperation and its delegations.
His publications range from scientific papers, to technical notes and advocacy documents on matters related to agro-pastoral livelihoods. His current concern is to provide effective scientific evidence and policy advice on aspects of rural development, food security, natural resource management and rural migration through sound analysis of field realities and practices.
His current concern is to provide scientific evidence and policy advice on aspects of rural development, food security and natural resource management through sound analysis of field realities and practices. Such endeavour is undertaken through the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute. The GGP hinges on broad interdisciplinary themes and on the many cross-cutting issues related to globalisation. Michele works at GGP as a research associate to the PASTRES project (www.pastres.org), whose objective is learning from pastoral systems to tackle societal challenges related to growing degrees of uncertainty.