Making policies work

Francesco Rampa

  • Food Security
  • Trade
  • Agriculture
  • Water Management
  • Emerging Economies in Africa

Biography

Francesco Rampa, an Italian national, is the Head of the Food Security Programme. With a background in economics and international trade (graduated in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi University and Master in Economics for Development at Oxford University), his expertise and publications are in the fields of trade policies and development, trade negotiations, aid for trade, political economy, innovation and food security. He worked on trade policy and negotiations for two years as ODI Fellow at the Department of Trade and Industry of Papua New Guinea and on the relation between technology and trade at the Bocconi University. He worked for ECDPM in the Economic and Trade Cooperation Programme from 2005 until 2008, and was seconded in 2008-2009 to the Prime Minister’s Office of Italy, G8 Sherpa Office, as technical advisor on Africa and Development dossiers within the G8, G20 and G8-G5 Dialogue processes. There he focused on ‘agriculture and food security’ as well as on ‘water and sanitation’. In 2010 he was also a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, working within the Land and Water Division to support African countries in the implementation of water management policies and in the design of strategic investment frameworks for agricultural water. At ECDPM he now leads the Food Security Programme, focusing on ‘African regional markets for food security’, as well as, increasingly, on climate-resilience and environmental-sustainability of food systems.

 

External publications and contributions

    Stuck in the middle: agriculture and climate change at COP22

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 23-11-2016

    CAADP's future? Focus on informal private sector and politics!

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 29-04-2016

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    Publications | Published on 10-12-2015

    Stuck in the middle: agriculture and climate change at COP22

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 23-11-2016

    CAADP's future? Focus on informal private sector and politics!

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 29-04-2016

    Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-10-2014

    European farmers and African food security

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 09-03-2015

    Charting the way for a new decade of CAADP

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 09-03-2015

    Food and nutrition security: inclusive partnerships

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 09-03-2015

    COMESA fully behind CAADP Vision 2025

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 06-03-2015

    Food and nutrition security: inclusive partnerships

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 06-03-2015

    Francesco Rampa

    Head of Programme Food Security

    Nationality

    Italian

    Languages

    English, Italian, French

    Contact

    • +31 (043) 350 29 20
    • +31 (06) 217 03 284
    • fr@ecdpm.org

    Location

    Maastricht office

    Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 21

    6211 HE Maastricht