Dr. Andrea Fongar was a GlobalFood member from 2015-2018. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.

Occupation after leaving GlobalFood

Associate Scientist – Nutrition; Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems Initiative at the Alliance Bioversity International and CIAT in Uganda placed as Integrate Expert for nutrition by the Center for International Migration and Development (CIM).


Dr. Andrea Fongar

Research Interests

Food Systems
Food and Nutrition Security
Malnutrition in all its forms
Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture
Impact Evaluations

[Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development;
Supervisor: Prof. Matin Qaim; GlobalFood Subproject: ADDA]


    03/2015 – 05/2018 University of Goettingen, Germany: Agricultural Economics (Dr. sc. agr.)
  • Thesis: “Measuring Nutrition: Comparing different nutritional assessment tools and analyzing intra-household inequality in rural Kenya” (download).
  • 04/2011 - 03/2014 Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany: Nutritional Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Thesis: "Validation of a Food Frequency and Physical Activity Questionnaire in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania".
  • 10/2007 - 03/2011 Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany: Ecotrophology (B.Sc.)
  • Thesis : "Vergleichende Analyse von Entwicklungsindikatoren anhand ausgewählter Länder".

Professional Experience

    Since 04/2019: The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Kampala, Uganda:
  • Associate Scientist – Nutrition; Integrate Expert for nutrition placed by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM)
  • 11/2018 – 12/2018: The German Development Institute (DIE), Germany
  • Consultant, project ‘Promoting food security in rural Sub-Saharan Africa’
  • 03/2015 – 05/2018: University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Research Associate at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim); project ‘ADDA- Agriculture and Dietary Diversity in Africa’
  • 08/2014 – 03/2015: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., Bonn, Germany
  • Consultant, project ‘LANN - Linking Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Nutrition’ in Sierra Leone
  • 01/2014 – 07/2014: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (NGO), Kenema, Sierra Leone
  • Project Assistant, project ‘LANN - Linking Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Nutrition’
  • 04/2012 – 07/2012: Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany and Moshi, Tanzania
  • Research Assistant, project ‘MOCHI - Momordica charantia for a better Income’


Peer-reviewed articles

  • A. Fongar, T Gödecke, & M Qaim (2019). Various forms of double burden of malnutrition problems exist in rural Kenya. BMC Public Health 19, 1543, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7882-y
  • SO Ogutu, A Fongar , T Gödecke, L Jäckering, H Mwololo, M Njuguna, M Wollni & M Qaim (2019). How to Make Farming and Agricultural Extension More Nutrition-Sensitive: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial in Kenya. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 47(1), 95-118, https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jby049
  • A Fongar, T Gödecke, A Aseta & M Qaim (2019). How well do different dietary and nutrition assessment tools match? Insights from rural Kenya. Public Health Nutrition, 22(3), 391-403. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018002756
  • A Fongar (2018). Measuring Nutrition: Comparing different nutritional assessment tools and analysing intra-household inequality in rural Kenya. The University of Göttingen, Goettingen, Germany. http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1735-0000-002E-E41B-9

Technical Reports and Outreach

  • A Fongar, D Nabuuma, B Ekesa (2020). Promoting (pro) vitamin A-rich bananas: A chronology. Kampala (Uganda): The Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT 33 p. https://hdl.handle.net/10568/108080
  • L Jäckering, A Fongar, T Gödecke, SO Ogutu, M Wollni & M Qaim (2018). Wechselwirkungen zwischen Landwirtschaft und Ernährung im Kleinbauernsektor Afrikas. Ernährung im Fokus, 07-08.2018.
  • A Fongar (2015). LANN Baseline Survey Report. Sierra Leone. Welthungerhilfe, Irish Aid, Concern Worldwide.


German, English, French (Basic)

Complete CV here