Francesco Rampa

Head – sustainable food systems


Francesco Rampa is the head of ECDPM's sustainable food systems team.

With a background in economics and international trade – he graduated at Bocconi University and holds a master’s degree in economics for development from Oxford – Francesco specialises in trade policies and development, political economy, innovation, food security and sustainable food systems.

Francesco’s current work at ECDPM focuses on regional food value chains, climate resilience in agriculture, and the sustainability of food systems. 
Francesco previously worked as an ODI fellow on trade policy and negotiations at Papua New Guinea’s trade and industry department for two years. In 2008, 2009 and 2020, Francesco was seconded to Italy’s prime minister’s office and served as a technical advisor on Africa and development dossiers within the G8, G20 and G8-G5 dialogue processes, where he focused on agriculture and food security and on water and sanitation. Francesco has also worked as a consultant for FAO’s land and water division.


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