Dr Jacquelyn Escarcha

PhD, Agriculture & Environment Charles Darwin University, Australia/2019, MSc, Agriculture, Agronomy and Food Production Montpellier SupAgro, France/ 2011, MSc, Sustainable Development in Agriculture Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy/ 2009

Completed PhD & University Fellow

Jacquelyn Escarcha received her PhD from the Charles Darwin University in Australia, and a double master’s degree in Sustainable Development in Agriculture from Montpellier SupAgro-France and University of Catania in Italy.

She works with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations based in the Philippines as food supply chain specialist in a joint research on “Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Adaptive Measures Practiced in Metro Manila”. Her prior position includes assistant scientist of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in South East Asia region.

Jacquelyn’s research interest span from issues related to livestock agriculture, human-environment interactions, governance and sustainable development. She values working in an interdisciplinary discipline and advancing learning in problem-based approaches to the study of small farmers’ cultural and socioeconomic complexities, and plight for global change and sustainability. 

PhD Project Title

Developing climate-smart technologies and practices for enhanced adaptive capacity and resilient dairy buffalo sector of the Philippines

Research Interests

  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Livestock systems and environment
  • Climate change impact and adaptation
  • Sustainable agriculture development


Dr Kerstin Zander, Principal (Northern Institute)
Dr Elspeth Oppermann (Northern Institute)

Link to Research Publications

Dr Jacquelyn Escarcha


T: +61 8 8946 6659
E: jacquelyn.escarcha@cdu.edu.au

Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT