Dr. Patrick Bottazzi

Research associate

Political Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development

Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern


Living with water in urban Senegal
Why do we work? (AgroWork)


Main research

  • Rural sociology
  • GIS
  • Multi-Level-Governance for renewable resources
  • Protected areas
  • Indigenous nations
  • Institutional change
  • Pool reserves
  • Methods of the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research

New Publication

Bottazzi, Patrick; Wiik, Emma; Crespo, David; Jones, Julia P.G. (2018). Payment for Environmental “Self-Service”: Exploring the Links Bet weenFarmers' Motivation and Additionality in a Conservation Incentive Programme in the Bolivian Andes. Ecological Economics, 150, pp. 11-23. Elsevier Science. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.032

Number of items: 34.

Journal Article

Bottazzi, Patrick; Seck, Sokhna Mbossé; Niang, Madické; Moser, Stephanie (2023). Beyond motivations: A framework unraveling the systemic barriers to organic farming adoption in northern Senegal. Journal of rural studies, 104, p. 103158. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103158

Marfurt, Franziska; Haller, Tobias; Bottazzi, Patrick (2023). Participatory guarantee systems in Senegal: shifting labour dynamics in agroecology. The journal of peasant studies, 51(2), pp. 466-488. Routledge 10.1080/03066150.2023.2246384

Marfurt, Franziska; Haller, Tobias; Bottazzi, Patrick (2023). Green Agendas and White Markets: The Coloniality of Agroecology in Senegal. Land, 12(7), p. 1324. MDPI 10.3390/land12071324

Hanbury, Hugo; Moser, Stephanie; Neubert, Sebastian; Bottazzi, Patrick; Bader, Christoph (2023). Public support for worktime reductions in Switzerland in the context of a transition to a post-growth society. Gaia : ecological perspectives for science and society, 32(3), pp. 304-311. Oekom Verlag 10.14512/gaia.32.3.7

Boillat, Sébastien; Belmin, Raphaël; Bottazzi, Patrick (2022). The agroecological transition in Senegal: transnational links and uneven empowerment. Agriculture and human values, 39(1), pp. 281-300. Springer 10.1007/s10460-021-10247-5

Bottazzi, Patrick; Boillat, Sébastien (2021). Political Agroecology in Senegal: Historicity and Repertoires of Collective Actions of an Emerging Social Movement. Sustainability, 13(11), p. 6352. MDPI 10.3390/su13116352

Bottazzi, Patrick; Boillat, Sébastien; Marfurt, Franziska; Mbossé Seck, Sokhna (2020). Channels of Labour Control in Organic Farming: Toward a Just Agroecological Transition for Sub-Saharan Africa. Land, 9(6), p. 205. MDPI 10.3390/LAND9060205

Boillat, Sébastien; Bottazzi, Patrick (2020). Agroecology as a pathway to resilience justice: peasant movements and collective action in the Niayes coastal region of Senegal. International journal of sustainable development & world ecology, 27(7), pp. 662-677. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13504509.2020.1758972

Boillat, Sébastien; Martin, Adrian; Adams, Timothy; Daniel, Desiree; Llopis, Jorge; Zepharovich, Elena; Oberlack, Christoph; Sonderegger, Gabi; Bottazzi, Patrick; Corbera, Esteve; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Pascual, Unai (2020). Why telecoupling research needs to account for environmental justice. Journal of land use science, 15(1), pp. 1-10. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/1747423X.2020.1737257

Ramutsindela, Maano; Guyot, Sylvain; Boillat, Sébastien; Giraut, Frédéric; Bottazzi, Patrick (2020). The Geopolitics of Protected Areas. Geopolitics, 25(1), pp. 240-266. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/14650045.2019.1690413

Mutea, Emily Ngutah; Bottazzi, Patrick; Jacobi, Johanna; Kiteme, Boniface; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Rist, Stephan (2019). Livelihoods and Food Security Among Rural Households in the North-Western Mount Kenya Region. Frontiers in sustainable food systems, 3 Frontiers 10.3389/fsufs.2019.00098

Bottazzi, Patrick; Winkler, Mirko S.; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2019). Flood governance for resilience in cities: The historical policy transformations in Dakar’s suburbs. Environmental science & policy, 93, pp. 172-180. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.013

Bottazzi, Patrick; Crespo, David; Bangura, Leonard Omar; Rist, Stephan (2018). Evaluating the livelihood impacts of a large-scale agricultural investment: Lessons from the case of a biofuel production company in northern Sierra Leone. Land use policy, 73, pp. 128-137. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.12.016

Bottazzi, Patrick; Winkler, Mirko; Boillat, Sébastien; Diagne, Abdoulaye; Maman Chabi Sika, Mashoudou; Kpangon, Arsène; Faye, Salimata; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2018). Measuring Subjective Flood Resilience in Suburban Dakar: A Before–After Evaluation of the “Live with Water” Project. Sustainability, 10(7), p. 2135. MDPI 10.3390/su10072135

Bottazzi, Patrick; Wiik, Emma; Crespo, David; Jones, Julia P.G. (2018). Payment for Environmental “Self-Service”: Exploring the Links Between Farmers' Motivation and Additionality in a Conservation Incentive Programme in the Bolivian Andes. Ecological economics, 150(2018), pp. 11-23. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.032

Bottazzi, Patrick; Goguen, Adam; Rist, Stephan (2016). Conflicts of customary land tenure in rural Africa: Is large-scale land acquisition a driver of "institutional innovation"? The journal of peasant studies, 43(5), pp. 1-18. Routledge 10.1080/03066150.2015.1119119

Jacobi, Johanna; Schneider, Monika; Bottazzi, Patrick; Pillco, Maria; Calizaya, Patricia; Rist, Stephan (2015). Agroecosystem resilience and farmers’ perceptions of climate change impacts on cocoa farms in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Renewable agriculture and food systems, 30(2), pp. 170-183. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S174217051300029X

Boillat, Sébastien; Dao, Hy; Bottazzi, Patrick; Sandoval, Yuri; Luna, Abraham; Thongmanivong, Sithong; Lerch, Louca; Bastide, Joan; Heinimann, Andreas; Giraut, Frédéric (2015). Integrating Forest Cover Change with Census Data: Drivers and Contexts from Bolivia and the Lao PDR. Land, 4(1), pp. 45-82. MDPI 10.3390/land4010045

Jacobi, Johanna; Schneider, Monika; Pillco Mariscal, Maria; Huber, Stephanie; Weidmann, Simon; Bottazzi, Patrick; Rist, Stephan (2015). Farm resilience in organic and nonorganic cocoa farming systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 39(7), pp. 798-823. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/21683565.2015.1039158

Reyes-García, Victoria; Paneque-Gálvez, Jaime; Bottazzi, Patrick; Luz, Ana C.; Gueze, Maximilien; Macía, Manuel J.; Orta-Martínez, Martí; Pacheco, Pablo (2014). Indigenous land reconfiguration and fragmented institutions: a historical political ecology of Tsimane’ lands (Bolivian Amazon). Journal of rural studies, 34, pp. 282-291. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.02.007

Bottazzi, Patrick; Crespo, David; Soria, Harry; Dao, Hy; Serrudo, Marcelo; Benavides, Jean Paul; Schwarzer, Stefan; Rist, Stephan (2014). Carbon sequestration in community forests: trade-offs, multiple outcomes and institutional diversity in the Bolivian Amazon. Development and Change, 45(1), pp. 105-131. Wiley 10.1111/dech.12076

Bottazzi, Patrick; Reyes-García, Victoria; Crespo, David; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Galvarro, Harry Soria; Jacobi, Johanna; Clavijo, Marcelo; Rist, Stephan (2014). Productive Diversification and Sustainable Use of Complex Social-Ecological Systems: A Comparative Study of Indigenous and Settler Communities in the Bolivian Amazon. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 38(2), pp. 137-164. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/21683565.2013.841606

Bottazzi, Patrick; Dao, Hy (2013). On the road through the Bolivian Amazon: a multi-level land governance analysis of deforestation. Land use policy, 30(1), pp. 137-146. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.03.010

Bottazzi, Patrick; Cattaneo, Andrea; Rocha, David Crespo; Rist, Stephan (2013). Assessing sustainable forest management under REDD+: a community-based labour perspective. Ecological economics, 93, pp. 94-103. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.05.003

Bottazzi, Patrick; Rist, Stephan (2012). Changing land rights means changing society: The sociopolitical effects of agrarian reforms under the government of Evo Morales. Journal of agrarian change, 12(4), pp. 528-551. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/j.1471-0366.2012.00367.x

Book Section

Jacobi, Johanna; Bottazzi, Patrick; Pillco, Maria Isabel; Schneider, Monika; Rist, Stephan (2017). Building Farm Resilience in a Changing Climate: Challenges, Potentials, and Ways Forward for Smallholder Cocoa Production in Bolivia. In: Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Fernández, Manuela; Penna, Ivanna M.; Jaboyedoff, Michel; Gaillard, JC (eds.) Identifying Emerging Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Shaping Debates and Policies (pp. 231-247). Cham: Springer International Publishing 10.1007/978-3-319-33880-4_14

Paneque-Gálvez, Jaime; Luz, Ana C.; Bottazzi, Patrick; Guèze, Maximilien; Reyes-García, Victoria (2015). Breve historia del pueblo tsimane’: territorio, recursos naturales y gobernanza indígena. In: Reyes-García, Victoria; Huanca, Tomás (eds.) Cambio global, cambio local : la sociedad tsimane’ ante la globalización. Antropología: Vol. 24 (pp. 37-62). Barcelona: ICARIA. Institut Català d'Antropologia

Rist, Stephan; Darr, Barbara; Bottazzi, Patrick (2014). At the Interface of Culture, Development, and Forests: Insights from Bolivia and Kenya. In: Pretzsch, Jürgen; Darr, Dietrich; Uibrig, Holm; Auch, Eckhard (eds.) Forests and Rural Development. Tropical Forestry: Vol. 9 (pp. 167-204). Berlin: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-41404-6_7

Geiser, Urs; Bottazzi, Patrick; Epprecht, Michael; Fokou, Gilbert; Fritschi, Astrid; Ramakumar, R.; Shahbaz, Babar; Steinmann, Bernd; Strasser, Balz (2011). Access to livelihood assets: Inclusion, exclusion, and the reality of development interventions. In: Wiesmann, Urs; Hurni, Hans; ed, al (eds.) Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 6 (pp. 313-330). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Boillat, Sébastien; Alca, Castillo Jamil; Álvarez, Alex; Bottazzi, Patrick; Ponce Camacho, Dora; Serrano, Elvira; Biffi, Valeria; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Larsen, Peter Bille; Rist, Stephan (2010). Protected Areas and Indigenous Peoples in Bolivia and Peru: Dilemmas, Conflicts, and Ways Out. In: Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs (eds.) Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives / NCCR North-South: Vol. 5 (pp. 501-515). Bern, Schweiz: Geographica Bernensia


Bottazzi, Patrick (2014). Une écologie politique des territoires tsimane’ d’Amazonie bolivienne: «notre grande maison». DéveloppementS. Paris - Genève: Karthala


Balsiger, Urs; Bottazzi, Patrick; Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi, Elisabeth; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Giger, Markus; Kiteme, Boniface; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Schneider, Flurina (2013). Spotlight on governance of land and natural resources: CDE annual report 2012 (CDE Annual Report, 2012). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Conference or Workshop Item

Bottazzi, Patrick (2012). Governance of biocultural diversity: Theoretical aspects, framework, and empirical perspectives. In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland.


Boillat, Sébastien; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Bottazzi, Patrick (2021). The role of protected areas and land tenure regimes on forest loss in Bolivia: accounting for spatial spillovers [Dataset]. In: Global Environmental Change. Elsevier

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