Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre

Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Expert in the analysis of agrofood systems from production to consumption.

Coordinator of the research line on “Sustainable communities, social innovations and territories” within the SGR group “Societies, Policies and inclusive communities” and director of the Chair in “Agroecology and Food Systems”. She holds a degree and a PhD in Veterinary Science, with Specialisation in Livestock Production and Agrarian Economy from the University of Córdoba and a Master’s degree from the University of Aberdeen. She has undertaken research stays at the Rowett Research Institute in the United Kingdom, as well as at the Alterra Research Institute and the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, at the latter as postdoctoral researcher. She has also been postdoctoral researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Centre for Research in Agrofood Development and Economics – CREDA-UPC-IRTA. She has over 70 publications under her belt. Her research experience has afforded her a multidisciplinary profile in the analysis of agrofood systems from production to consumption. In recent years she has focused on the sphere of the sociology of agriculture and food, and particularly on the interactions between agriculture, food, society and the environment, with emphasis on the adaptation to climate change and food safety and sovereignty, as well as on the social function of agriculture and the role of women from a perspective of feminist studies. She has participated as a leading author on two UN panels: International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD, 2005-2008) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2010-2014; 2017-2019).