SERSD student 2020-2022
- Food systems
- Supply chain
- Ecosystem Services
Mäkelä is a Master’s student specialising in ecosystem services, spatial planning, food systems and evaluation of development strategies
Mäkelä's academic background is in political science (international relations), and his professional background is in supply chains of primary products (food) and agroforestry.
He is a member of the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners of Finland and the Transport Workers’ Union (Finland).
Mäkelä's other areas of expertise and interest include indigenous affairs, nature conservation, governance of the arctic areasand artificial intelligence.
At the end of his bachelor’s degree Mäkelä received a distinction for his exceptionally high understanding of qualitative research methods (social science).