Maria Eugenia Silva Carrazzone

Research themes
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Food and nutrition
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Uruguay
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. In particular, in the case of Uruguay, the partner is Universidad ORT.

Additional Information:
Professional experience

I am an Economist by training, from Universidad de la República of Uruguay and Master from the University of Belgrano, Argentina. I worked in natural resources and climate change economics, particularly applied in the fields of Bioeconomy, Circular Economy, Nexus approach and SDGs. I worked in research institutes, in the private sector, in public policies and in international organizations. I participated in fora and boards related to Climate Change, Bioeconomy, and Circular Economy in my home country (Uruguay) and at international levels.


Currently, I am a Doctoral researcher at ZEF, Universität Bonn, in the project "Transformation and sustainability governance in South American Bioeconomies". My research focus is on the pathways to overcome agri-environmental trade-offs at the farmer level and increase the adoption of practices for a sustainable Bioeconomy. In particular, I am assessing these specific topics: i) how behavioral factors underlying decision making at the farmer level contribute to the design and framing of efficient agri-environmental policies; ii) the microbiome-based inputs as an alternative to balance agri-environmental objectives and iii) behavioral drivers of the adoption of microbiome-based inputs at the farmer level. The case study of my research is Uruguay.


Master in Strategies for Development, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires (2019)

Economist, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (2011)


Natural resources Economics | Sustainable agriculture | Climate change | Bioeconomy | Public policies | International climate change negotiations under UNFCCC | UN FAO |

Thesis title

Essays on the trade-offs between sustainability goals in the Uruguayan bioeconomy strategy

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner (ZEF)

PhD. Francisco Rosas (Universidad ORT, Uruguay)

Advisor at ZEF

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner (ZEF)

Dr. Jorge Sellare (ZEF)

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Maria Eugenia Silva Carrazzone

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