Matheus Alves Zanella

Matheus Alves Zanella has been a research fellow at the IASS since August 2012. He is also a PhD candidate at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern. Zanella holds a master’s degree in Rural Development from the Humboldt University Berlin, Ghent University in Belgium and AgroCampus Ouest-France and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Brasília. At the IASS Global Soil Forum, his research focuses on the global governance of food systems and the role of multi-stakeholder deliberation processes for advancing sustainability governance. He gained his previous work experience at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) office in Brasília, the Brazilian Ministries of Rural Development and of Agriculture, and farming organisations in his home country, where he always dealt with topics related to trade, agricultural and environmental policies and their interaction with food security and sustainable management of natural resources.