Date / place of birth
April 13th 1981/ Dillingen a.d. Donau

Dissertation Topic
Adoption and Impacts of Technologies in Maize Systems in Malawi

University Degrees

  • M.Sc. in Tropical and International Agriculture (2012) at Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • Master thesis: “The economic performance of integrated pond irrigation in smallholder maize production: A case study from Chingale, Southern Malawi”
  • B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (2008) at Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • Bachelor thesis: “Civil war, agriculture and post-conflict scenarios”

    Work/Research Experience

  • The WorldFish Center, Zomba, Malawi
  • ° Research assistant (February – July 2011)
    ° Project: “Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change impacts through well-managed water use for aquaculture integrated with small-scale irrigation in the Chinyanja Triangle in Africa (Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia)”

  • Department of Agricultural Crop Science, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
  • ° Student research assistant (August – October 2010)
    ° Project: “Grassland fodder production in Lower Saxony, Germany, under the influence of climate change”

  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria
  • ° Research assistant and consultant (July – November 2009)
    ° Cassava Enterprise Development Project (CEDP): “Assessing the business performance of CEDP-assisted cassava processing enterprises in the South-south and South-east of Nigeria”
    ° Scholarship by ASA/InWent GmbH

  • German International Development Agency (GIZ), Eschborn, Germany
  • ° Internship (April – June 2009)
    at the division for „Agriculture, fisheries and nutrition“