Riccardo De Angeli is a recent graduate in Development Economics from the University of Florence, and he holds a BSc in International Relations from the same institution. Throughout his academic years, he collaborated mainly as a volunteer with some NGOs and associations in Florence. His main research interests include rural and local development, social inclusion, and sustainable agri-food value chain. He joined EMEA as a research assistant. He will support EMEA’s activities by conducting studies and literature searches using database and analysing and summarizing data.