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 investigating farmers’ views and attitudes towards EU polices and the impact they have on farm sustainable intensification.  Nenia has experience in empirical, behavioural studies and econometric techniques, as well as in multi-stakeholder research, cognitive maps and ArcGIS use.

Her research interests include the impact of policy design and implementation on the economic and social sustainability of the farming communities, the socio-economic aspects of policy adoption by the rural population and the sustainable co-management of rural areas.



Micha, Evgenia, Roberts, William, O ‘ Sullivan, Lilian, O’ Connell, Kay and Daly, Karen (2020) Examining the policy-practice gap: the divergence between regulation and reality in organic fertiliser allocation in pasture based systems. Agricultural Systems, 179. ISSN 0308-521X

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.

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., 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

Evgenia Micha, Kevin Heanue, JOHN Hyland, Thia Hennessy, Emma Jane Dillon, Cathal Buckley (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.,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

Member of Agricultural Economics Society (AES)

Member of European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)

Reviewer for Agricultural Systems and Environmental Science and Policy journals.