Dr Luiza Toma

I am an applied economist specialising in agri-environmental economics (PhD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). I have been involved as a consultant in policy-oriented projects on the economics of environment, agricultural trade and rural development for the World Bank, European Commission, FAO and OECD. My main research interests are environmental efficiency and efficiency of knowledge and innovation transfer; linkages between trade, animal health and welfare, and the environment; and behavioural economics applied to land and water use, climate change, food waste and recycling, consumption of higher welfare and healthy food products, uptake of animal disease control technologies.

Current projects

  • Preventing food waste (Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021)
  • Economic Analysis of the Implications, Risks, and Opportunities to the Scottish Livestock Industry Resulting from a Changing Local and International Policy Environment (Scottish Government RESAS Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks 2016-2021)
  • Food trade and consumption (Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021)
  • Implementing sustainable diets in Europe (Defra –ERA-NET 2014-2017)


Farmers' Uptake of Animal Health and Welfare Technological Innovations. Implications for Animal Health Policies J Liu, L Toma, A Barnes, A Stott

Determinants of biosecurity behaviour of British cattle and sheep farmers—A behavioural economics analysis. L Toma, AW Stott, C Heffernan, S Ringrose, GJ Gunn

A quantitative analysis of attitudes and behaviours concerning sustainable parasite control practices from Scottish sheep farmers. C Jack, E Hotchkiss, ND Sargison, L Toma, C Milne, DJ Bartley

An ex-ante economic appraisal of Bluetongue virus incursions and control strategies. A Fofana, L Toma, D Moran, GJ Gunn

An analysis of cattle farmers' perceptions of drivers and barriers to on-farm control of Escherichia coli O157. L Toma, JC Low, B Vosough Ahmadi, L Matthews

Environmental efficiency of alternative dairy systems: A productive efficiency approach. L Toma, M March, AW Stott, DJ Roberts

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