Livia works in 3Keel’s Resilient Agriculture practice area, on projects promoting resilient agriculture and assessing different certification schemes.
Prior to 3Keel, she was most recently at the Instituto Para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica, a rural development NGO in Bolivia, where her responsibilities included: conducting a research project on the supply chain of acai berries in Bolivia and Brazil; researching the value chain of textile producers from an economic, environmental and social perspective; and co-developing strategic plans for the production sector of four rural districts in Southern Bolivia with local community members, producers and political authorities.
Livia has a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford, where she was able to pursue her interest and develop her knowledge on the food system and environmental issues. For her dissertation, which was nominated for the Food Geographies Working Group, she analysed the possible value and behaviour changes with regards to food consumption as a result of participating in urban community gardens. She also attended the Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning course, the Oxford School of Climate Change programme, and the Oxford Climate Society.
Livia has a passion for learning about new cultures, and speaks five languages, including English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French. She lived in Germany for a few months, working on a biodynamic farm. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors and doing sports, especially hiking, sailing, dancing, playing tennis, football and yoga. She also loves spending time with friends and family, doing photography, and arts and crafts.