BSc (Agricultural Sciences), MSc (Viticulture and Oenology), PhD (Agricultural Economics)

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Evgenia (Nenia) Micha joined CCRI in 2018. Previously, she worked for Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food authority where she worked on the connections between farm sustainable intensification and water quality.

Her work focuses on investigating stakeholders’ views and attitudes towards environmental policies and their impact on the management of natural resources.The research approached she has used include multi-actor system thinking, behavioural theories, and policy analysis. Nenia has experience in econometric analysis methods, cognitive mapping and network analysis.

Her research interests include the sustainable co-management of water and other natural resources,  the cost-effectiveness of resource management strategies and the impact on the socio-economic sustainability of rural communities, and the policy-practice gaps between policy design and implementation.





Micha, E., Roberts, W., O’ Sullivan, L., O’ Connell, K., and Daly, K. (2020) Examining the policy-practice gap: the divergence between regulation and reality in organic fertiliser allocation in pasture based systems. Agricultural Systems, 179., 102708.

Micha, E., Fenton, O., Daly, K., Kakonyi, G., Ezzati, G., Moloney, T., and Thornton, S. (2020). The Complex Pathway towards Farm-Level Sustainable Intensification: An Exploratory Network Analysis of Stakeholders’ Knowledge and Perception. Sustainability 12.

Bragina, L., Micha, E., Roberts, W. M., O'Connell, K., O'Donoghue, C., Ryan, M., and Daly, K. (2019). Spatial and temporal variability in costs and effectiveness in phosphorus loss mitigation at farm scale: A scenario analysis. Journal of Environmental Management 245, 330-337.

Micha, E., Roberts, W., Ryan, M., ODonoghue, C.O., Daly, K.(2018), A participatory approach for comparing stakeholders’ evaluation of P loss mitigation options in a high ecological status river catchment. Journal of Environmental Science and policy 85, 45-51

Hyland, J. J., Heanue, K., McKillop, J., and Micha, E.(2018). Factors underlying farmers' intentions to adopt best practices: The case of paddock based grazing systems. Agricultural Systems 162, 97-106

Hyland, J. J., Heanue, K., McKillop, J., and Micha, E. (2018). Factors influencing dairy farmers’ adoption of best management grazing practices. Land Use Policy 78, 562-571

Micha, E., Heanue, K., Hyland, J. J., Hennessy, T., Dillon, E. J., and Buckley, C. (2015). Sustainability levels in Irish dairy farming: A farm typology according to sustainable performance indicators. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (2), 62-69

Micha, E., Areal, F.J., Tranter,R.B., Bailey, A.P. (2015). Uptake of agri-environmental schemes in the Less-Favoured Areas of Greece: The role of corruption and farmers’ responses to the financial crisis. Land Use Policy, 48, 144-157.

Micha, E.; Mantino, F.; Dwyer, J.; Schuh, B.; van Bunnen, P.; Maucorps, A.; Kubinakova, K. (2019). "Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas," Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019.

Micha, E.,Tsakiridis, A., Ragkos, A. (2018). Assessing the importance of soil testing in fertilizer use intensity: an econometric analysis of phosphorus fertilizer allocation in dairy farm systems. ICAE 2018 Congress, 28th July – 2nd August, Vancouver, Canada

Micha and Lynch J. (2018). Nutrient management planning and water protection efficiency: examining the farmers’ attitudes towards using soil testing as a nutrient management tool. 13th European IFSA Symposium, Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities, 01 – 05 July, 2018, Chania, Crete (CIHEAM - MAICH)

Micha and Tsakiridis A. (2018), Soil testing and fertilizer: a tobit analysis of P fertilizer demand by dairy farmers in Ireland. 92th Agricultural Economics society conference, Warwick, UK, 13-15 April, 2018

Evgenia Micha, William Roberts, Mary Ryan, Karen Daly (2017). Phosphorus pollution of Irish High Status River Bodies: A scenario participatory approach for evaluation of mitigation options. XV EAAE Congress, Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society, Parma, August 29th – September 1st 2017

Micha, E., Roberts, W., Ryan, M., C.O., Daly, “Agricultural Phosphorus pollution in High Status River Bodies: Participatory approaches for evaluation of mitigation options”, 158th EAAE Seminar: Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in Sustainable Agriculture and Food security: Policies, Sustainability, Marketing and Trade, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, Greece, 9-8 September 2016

Micha, E., Roberts, W., Ryan, M., C.O., Daly, K, 2016, Effective Phosphorus management in High Status River Bodies: management practices and pollution mitigation options, IWA regional conference on diffuse pollution and catchment management, Dublin City University, Ireland, 23-27th October 2016

Evgenia Micha, Kevin Heanue (2015).  Profiling farms according to their sustainable performance: a case study of the Irish Dairy and livestock sectors, 89th Agricultural Economics society conference, Warwick, UK, 13-15 April, 2015

Evgenia Micha, Kevin Heanue, Emma Jane Dillon, Thia Hennessy, 2015. Identification and classification of Irish beef farming systems: A multivariate analysis of sustainability indicators, EMRBI, EUROMED Annual Conference, Verona, Italy, 16-18 September 2015

Evgenia Micha, Richard B. Tranter, Alison P. Bailey, 2014. Policy design and its influence on farmers’ decisions: a study of vine-growers behaviour in remote areas of Greece. ESARD conference, Evora, Portugal, 15-19 May 2014

From 2008 to 2010, Nenia worked as a sessional lectural for the School of animal Science of the Alexander Technological Educational Institure of Thessaloniki, teaching digital methods of farm management.

From 2012 to 2014 she worked for the University of Reading disability advisory service, as a mentor for students with mental and learning disabilities.

Member of Agricultural Economics Society (AES)

Member of European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)

Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economics (IAAE)

Reviewer for Agricultural Systems and Environmental Science and Policy.