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Dr. Emilia Schmitt

Dr. Emilia Schmitt

Dr. Emilia Schmitt

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Zentrum Natürliche Ressourcen
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 59 11

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate Geography of Food

Expertise and research interests

My research and teaching focus on:
- sustainability analysis of value chains and food systems
- Resilience and vulnerability in mountain regions
- local products and value chains
- voluntary standards for sustainable food

Educational background

Doctoral thesis Sustainable agro-ecosystems, Department Environmental systems science, ETH Zürich (2017)

Professional milestones

Project "MOVING" website:


Membership of networks



Book parts, peer-reviewed
  • ; Schmitt, Emilia,





    Kluwick, Ursula; Zemanek, Evi, eds.,

    Nachhaltigkeit interdisziplinär : Konzepte, Diskurse, Praktiken.


    Böhlau Verlag.

    pp. 220-237.

    utb, Kulturwissenschaft ; 5227.

Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Schmitt, E., Galli, F., Menozzi, D., Maye, D., Touzard, J.-M., Marescotti, A., Six, J., & Brunori, G. (2017). Comparing the sustainability of local and global food products in Europe. Journal of Cleaner Production, 165, 346–359.
Schmitt, E., Barjolle, D., & Six, J. (2017). Assessing the degree of localness of food value chains. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 00, 1–26.
Maye, D., Kirwan, J., Schmitt, E., Keech, D., & Barjolle, D. (2016). PDO as a Mechanism for Reterritorialisation and Agri-Food Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Cheese Products in the UK and Switzerland. Agriculture, 6(4), 54.
Schmitt, E., Keech, D., Maye, D., Barjolle, D., & Kirwan, J. (2016). Comparing the Sustainability of Local and Global Food Chains: A Case Study of Cheese Products in Switzerland and the UK. Sustainability, 8(5), 419.
Brunori, G., Galli, F., Barjolle, D., van Broekhuizen, R., Colombo, L., Giampietro, M., Kirwan, J., Lang, T., Mathijs, E., Maye, D., de Roest, K., Rougoor, C., Schwarz, J., Schmitt, E., Smith, J., Stojanovic, Z., Tisenkopfs, T., & Touzard, J-M. (2016). Are local food chains more sustainable than global food chains? Considerations for assessment. Sustainability, 8(5), 449.
Schmitt, E., Barjolle, D., Tanquerey-Cado, A., & Brunori, G. (2016). Sustainability comparison of a local and a global milk value chains in Switzerland. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, 5(2), 79–102.
Schmitt, E., Comoé, H., & Barjolle, D. (2013). Social Networks Analysis of the Ivorian Agricultural Sector Regarding Adaptation to Climate Change. Yearbook of Socio-economics in Agriculture. 81–108.