Serena Olivera

Research themes
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Argentina
Research projects

Transformation and Sustainability Governance in South American Bioeconomies (SABio) is an interdisciplinary research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It examines key aspects of bioeconomy development and governance in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, combining approaches from agricultural economics and political sciences to deliver evidence-based policy recommendations to foster sustainable and equitable bio-based transformations. The project is composed of two research groups led by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn and by the University of Münster and counts with the support of local scientific partners in the three focal countries.

Additional Information:

Teaching and Research Assistant. Chair of Rural sociology and extension, Department of Agricultural economics, development and planning, Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Buenos Aires.

Professional experience

09/2022-08/2023. Sustainable Agri-food Systems Analyst, Food and Agriculture Organization.

11/2021-03/2022. Consultant. United Nations Development Programme. Regional economies and adaptation to climate change, framed in the (Argentinian) National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change UNDP ARG19003.

02–07/2019. Research Assistant. Environment and Natural Resources Foundation - FARN Argentina.

08/2016-05/2018. Analyst. Asociana Foundation (Salta, Argentina) framed in the UNDP ARG 15/G53 – USUBI Project for Sustainable use of Biodiversity with indigenous communities in the Chaco region.


Master of Science in Agricultural and Food Economics (University of Bonn, Germany)

Master in Agricultural Sciences and Bio-industries (UCLouvain, Belgium)

Bachelor of Sciences in Agrarian Economics and Management (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)


Sustainable Agri-food Systems; Territorial development; Bioeconomy

Funding institutions

German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Advisor at ZEF

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner
Dr. Jorge Sellare

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Serena Olivera

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Environmental Policy


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