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Dr. Martina Cavicchioli

  • Place of residence: Italy
  • Clients: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Email: martina.cavicchioli88[at]gmail[dot]com

Short introduction

Social anthropologist with ten years’ experience in designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative research on smallholder livelihoods, land rights, land use, and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Complex understanding of gender issues at the intersection with tenure rights and farming innovations and mainstreaming of land tenure research questions in the impact assessment of agricultural technologies. In-depth knowledge of concepts, approaches and research frameworks that look at gender equality and social inclusion through an intersectional lens and capacity to mainstream these in the field of rural development. Experience in organizing and moderating meetings, webinars, and trainings addressing a diverse range of stakeholders. Research and work experience with several institutions in Africa and Europe, including governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Thematic key areas


  • Adult education
  • Basic Education

Feminist Development Policy

  • Gender-transformative approach
  • ‍Intersectionality
  • Postcolonialism

Female economic empowerment

  • Trade and Value Chains
  • Care Economy
  • Labor Market Access

Women, peace and security

  • Development-Oriented Emergency Assistance
  • Conflict-Sensitive Rebuilding

Rural development

  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food Security
  • Land Policy
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture


Analysis and planning

  • Gender Analysis
  • Participatory Planning Methods
  • Project Review
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Facilitation, Training and Capacity Development

  • Presentation of Workshops and Events
  • Conduct Trainings
  • Training of Trainers (TOT)/ Teaching Methodology


  • German C1 Expert language skills
  • English C1 Expert language skills
  • French C1 Expert language skills
  • Spanish A1 Beginner

Other languages:

Italian Native language
Moore (Burkina Faso) A2 Basic knowledge
Pidgin English (Nigeria) A1 Beginner
Yoruba (Nigeria) A1 Beginner



  • East-Africa
  • West Africa


  • South Asia
  • South East Asia