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Gustavo Setrini

Assistant Professor, Food Studies, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Gustavo Setrini is an Assistant Professor at NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. A political scientist who studies sustainable agriculture and rural development, Gustavo’s research examines the opportunities and constraints that global markets offer to small farmers in developing countries. His recently completed book, Beyond Labels: How Local Institutions Shape Global Value Chains, studies how Fairtrade and organic certifications shape local development and small farmer organizations in Paraguay. He is also co-author of Looking Behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer (Indiana University Press 2015). Gustavo’s research has also examined the role of small farmers organizations in supporting inclusive economic development in the Peruvian organic produce export industry and the Dominican Republic’s cocoa industry. He is currently coordinating an impact evaluation of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Inclusive Value Chain Project in Paraguay, utilizing Random Control Trial methodology.