Gianluca Brunori - SAB Chair

University of Pisa

Professor Brunori (Chair of the SAB) is full Professor of Food Policy at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa, with 30+ years of experience in research projects in international, EU, national, regional and local levels. His research focusses on sustainable rural development and the sustainability of food systems, as well as the related innovation processes. By now, this work has resulted in 90+ scientific publications, 15+ book chapters, several books and other academic contributions.

Gianluca has been involved in nearly 20 EU-funded research projects and coordinated four of them – TRUC (Transforming Rural Communication) and GLAMUR (Global and Local food Chain Assessment: a multidimensional performance-based approach), DESIRA  (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas’) and CODECS (Maximising the CO-benefits of agricultural Digitalisation through conducive digital ECoSystems) .

Apart from his research, Gianluca coordinated the UNIPI bachelor’s programme in Viticulture and Enology, and is now director of the post-graduate course AGRITECH – Sustainable Digital Agriculture. Since 2009, Gianluca also been an expert for the European Commission in agricultural research policies.