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camilla_phd Dr. Camilla Andersson
Camilla Andersson was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. She was working as a Postdoc with work related to several subprojects. She holds a PhD in Economics and Philosophy from the Umeå University in Sweden. Her main research activities within the GlobalFood program were in the fields of Development economics, small enterprise development, food distribution in developing countries, and economic policy. She now works as a researcher at the National Institute of Economic Research in Sweden.
email: Camilla_a_@outlook.com
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Dr. Edward Asiedu
Edward Asiedu was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. He was a doctoral researcher in Subproject C2: Collective Action and Incentives for Performance under supervision of Prof. Marcela Ibanez . He defended his PhD thesis Three Essays in Empirical and Experimental Development Economics: Pro-social Behavior, Monitoring of Development-Linked Public Goods and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa in September 2014. His main research interests are field experiments, behavioral economics, development economics, crime and corruption, education, gender, small enterprise development, and public economics. Edward holds an MA in Economics and MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph in Canada. After leaving GlobalFood, he became a post-doctoral researcher at Passau University.
email: easiedu1(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Debosree Banerjee
Debosree Banerjee was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. She was working under the supervision of Prof. Marcela Ibanez and Prof. Stephan Klasen within the Subproject D3 which is about Gender and Agricultural Commercialization. Her PhD thesis consists of Essays on women's empowerment in developing countries. She holds a M.Phil in Economics and a MA in Economics with a specialization on World Economy from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, as well as a MA in Economics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her main research interests are in the fields of development economics, gender, and health economics. Now she is working as a NIAS-UNDP fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore, India.
email: debosree(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Marwan Benali
Starting in 2014, Marwan Benali was a member of GlobalFood until 2017. He was working in the Subproject A3 under the Supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer. He finished his PhD thesis with the title Export vegetable supply chains, household labour allocation and poverty effects among small producers – Evidence from Northern Tanzania in November 2017. His main research areas include rural development and poverty reduction, rural youth, rural labour markets and global agri-food systems. He currently works at the University of Göttingen as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
email: marwan.benali@gmail.com
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Dr. Iris Butzlaff
Iris Butzlaff was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2016. She was working within the Subproject B3: Nutrition Transition. Under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Klasen she was working on her PhD thesis The Challenges of Transition: Essays on Nutrition and Climate Change. She holds a MA in International Economics with a focus on Development Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Her main research interests lie in the fields of development economics, poverty dynamics, nutrition, and climate change. After finishing her PhD, she continued working at the Chair of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen as a research and teaching assistant.
email: butzlaff.iris(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Christine Gacheri Kiria Chege
Christine Gacheri Kiria Chege worked at GlobalFood from 2012-2015. Under the supervision of Prof. Matin Qaim she worked in the Subproject D1 which is about Smallholder Participation and Household Welfare. Within this project she completed her PhD thesis Impact of supermarket on rural households in Kenya. She holds a MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her research focus is on impact evaluation, food and nutrition security, gender, poverty, and welfare analysis. Now she is working as a post-doctoral fellow at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.
email: chegecgk(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Brian Chiputwa
Brian Chiputwa was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. Under the supervision of Prof. Matin Qaim he worked in the Subproject D1 which is about Smallholder Participation and Household Welfare. Within this project he completed his PhD thesis with the topic Sustainability standards, gender and nutrition among coffee farmers in Uganda. He holds an MSc in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Georgia, USA, and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. He is interested in the fields of impact evaluation, linking small farmers to markets, adoption of agricultural technologies, GMO technologies and potential in developing countries, environmental economics, and policy analysis. Now he is working as a post-doctoral fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
email: bhidzah(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Bethelhem Legesse Debela
From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Bethelhem Legesse Debela was a member of GlobalFood. Working as a Postdoctoral Researcher, her focus was on food security, child nutrition, impact assessment, gender, shocks and government interventions. She holds PhD in Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. From 2014 to 2015, she worked as a consultant at the School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). She has been a graduate assistant at Mekelle University in Ethiopia between 2006 and 2007. After her time at GlobalFood, she joined the Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen as a Postdoctoral researcher.
email: betadyol(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Kathrin M. Demmler
Kathrin Demmler started her PhD in 2014, being a member of GlobalFood until 2017. She was working in the Subproject B3 under the Supervision of Prof. Matin Qaim and Prof. Stephan Klasen. She finished her PhD thesis with the title 'Nutrition transition in urban Kenya: The role of supermarkets and nutritional knowledge' in March 2017. She holds a M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences and her main research interests are in the area of food systems, nutrition transition, and sustainable nutrition. After her time at GlobalFood she joined the Imperial College London, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy.
email: kathrin.m.demmler@gmail.com
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Dr. Lutz Depenbusch
Lutz Depenbusch was a GlobalFood member between 2014 and 2017. He was a doctoral researcher in Subproject D3: Agricultural Commercialization and Gender under supervision of Prof. Stephan Klasen. He defended his PhD thesis "Essays on the Gender Price Gap and Future Global Food Requirements" in September 2017. His main research interests are Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Public Health and Public Economics. Lutz Depenbusch holds an MA in Development Economics from the University of Göttingen and a BA in Economics from the University of Erfurt. After his time at GlobalFood he joined the World Vegetable Center.
email: Lutzdepenbusch(at)gmx.de
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Dr. Theresia Dominic
Theresia Dominic was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2015. At GlobalFood she was working within the Subproject A1: Supply Chain Governance. Under the supervision of Prof. Ludwig Theuvsen she completed her PhD thesis with the topic Assessment of Strategic Management Practices in Small Agribusiness Firms in Tanzania. She holds an MA in Business Administration from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her research interests are focused on human resource management and strategic management in agriculture and organization development. Currently she is working as a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School in Tanzania.
email: conidominic(at)yahoo.com
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Dr. Ayako Ebata
Ayoka Ebata was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2015. Under the supervision of Prof. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel she worked in the Subproject A2: Policy and Supply Chain Participation. Within this project she completed her PhD thesis with the topic Policy Interventions and Smallholder Market Linkage: Case Study from Nicaragua. She holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Her main research interests are market linkage, value chain analysis, impact assessment, and agricultural productivity. After leaving GlobalFood she started working as a Development Specialist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam and now works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Development Studies in Brighton, UK.
email: aebata1(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Malte Ehrich
Starting in 2014 Malte Ehrich was a member of GlobalFood until 2017. He was working in the Subproject A3 under the Supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer. He finished his PhD thesis with the title Essays on effects of policy interventions in the realm of food standards, trade, and the German labour market in March 2017. Main research areas consist of Trade Empirics and food standards, Determinants of Long-run Growth and Economics of Discrimination. After his time at GlobalFood he joined the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin, Germany.
email: malteehrich(at)posteo.de
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Dr. Sabine Fischer
Sabine Fischer was a GlobalFood member between 2014 and 2017. She was a doctoral researcher in Subproject C1: Contract Farming and Contract Design under supervision of Prof. Meike Wollni. She defended her PhD thesis with the title Contract Farming in Developing Countries - A Behavioral Perspective on Contract Choice and Compliance in September 2017. Her main research interests are Development Economics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Rural Development and Global Value Chains. Sabine Fischer holds an MA in Agro-economics and Agribusiness and a BA in Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences from the TU of Munich. After her time at GlobalFood she joined the Landesanstalt für Entwicklung der Landwirtschaft und der ländlichen Räume in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
email: sabine.fischer.e@gmail.com
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Dr. Andrea Fongar
Andrea Fongar was a GlobalFood member between 2015 and 2018. She was working in the associated project ADDA - Agricultural and Dietary Diversiy in Africa under the supervision of Prof. Matin Qaim and Prof. Meike Wollni. She defended her PhD thesis Measuring Nutrition: Comparing different nutritional assessment tools and analysing intra-household inequality in rural Kenya in May 2018. She holds a MSc in Nutritional Science and her main research interest are in the area of food and nutrition security, nutritional assessment tools, and nutritional education.
email: a.fongar@gmail.com
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Dr. Hanna Freudenreich
Hanna Freudenreich was a GlobalFood member from 2014-2017. At GlobalFood she was working within the Subproject C3: High-Value Markets, Innovation Adoption, and Uncertainty. Under the supervision of Prof. Oliver Mußhoff she completed her PhD thesis with the title Risk, Insurance and Technology Adoption in Rural Development - Evidence from Southern Mexico. She holds a Master in Economic Development and Growth from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain and in her research, she focuses on Decision Making under Risk, Agricultural Microinsurance and Development Microeconomics. After her time at GlobalFood she joined the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops.
email: hanna.freudenreich(at)gmx.de
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Dr. Birgit Gassler
Birgit Gassler was a GlobalFood member between 2014 and 2017. She was a doctoral researcher in Subproject B1: Product differentiation and consumer preferences under supervision of Prof. Achim Spiller. She defended her PhD thesis Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption: Essays on preferences, labelling and supply chain mechanisms in November 2017. Her main research interests include Green Markets, Food Labeling, Consumer Behavior and Experimental Methods. Birgit Gassler holds a MA in Agricultural and Food Economics and a BA in Environment and Natural Resources Management from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. She currently works at the University of Göttingen as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
email: birgit.gassler(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Kerstin Grosch
Kerstin Grosch was a GlobalFood member between 2014 and 2017. She was a doctoral researcher in Subproject C2: Collective Action and Incentives for Performance under the supervision of Prof. Marcela Ibanez. She defended her PhD thesis with the topic Essays in Behavioral Labor Economics. Experimental Evidence from Germany and Ghana in September 2017. Her main research interests are Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Labor and Organizational Economics, Development and Agricultural Economics, and Gender differences. Kerstin Grosch holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Economics from the TU Dresden. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen, she joint the IHS (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Vienna, Austria.
email: Kerstin.grosch.econ@gmail.com
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Dr. Nico Herforth
Nico Herforth was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2015. At GlobalFood he was working within the Subproject A1:Supply Chain Governance. Under the supervision of Prof. Ludwig Theuvsen he completed his PhD thesis with the topic Modern supply chains, social networks, and income effects among blackberry farmers in the Ecuadorian Andes. He holds a Magister Artium in Economic Geography from the University of Aachen, Germany, as well as a MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. His research interests are private sector development in developing countries, global value chains, and rural development. Now he is working as a Evaluator at the German Institute for Development Evaluation in Bonn, Germany.
email: nico_herforth(at)gmx.de
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Dr. Hanna Ihli
Hanna Ihli was a GlobalFood member from 2011 to 2015. She worked as a PhD student and postdoctoral researcher in the Subproject C3: High-Value Markets, Innovation Adoption, and Uncertainty. She investigated on "The Role of Risk, Ambiguity, and Time Preferences in Farmers' Decision Making to Participate in Agroforestry Payments for Environmental Services (PES) Programs in Developing Countries" under the supervision of Prof. Oliver Mußhoff. Since May 2014 she holds her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from the University of Göttingen, and affiliated with GlobalFood. Her doctoral dissertation was about Decision Making under Uncertainty in Developed and Developing Countries: An Experimental Analysis of Farmers' Risk Attitude and Investment Behavior. Hanna Ihli holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics (Rural Development Economics) from the University of Hohenheim. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen, she joint the World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, as Postdoctoral researcher.
email: hanna.ihli(at)gmx.de
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Dr. Nelissa Jamora
Nelissa Jamora was a GlobalFood member from 2011 to 2015 and worked as a PhD student and postdoctoral researcher in the Subproject A2: Policy and Supply Chain Participation under the supervision of Prof. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel. Her research interests are in the areas of commodity market structure, price analysis, and international agriculture. In 2014, she completed her PhD in Agricultural Economics at the University of Göttingen on Price transmission in international rice markets. She received her Master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, USA. Today, Nelissa Jamora works as a research fellow at the Global Crop Diversity Trust in Bonn.
email: njamora(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Lisa Jäckering
Lisa Jäckering was a GlobalFood member between 2015 and 2019. She was working in the associated project ADDA - Agricultural and Dietary Diversity in Africa under the supervision of Prof. Meike Wollni and Prof. Matin Qaim. After defending her PhD thesis in May 2018, she was a GlobalFood Postdoctoral Researcher. Her empirical work focuses on how farmers learn from each other and from experts about new agricultural technologies, and how to design nutrition-sensitive projects. Lisa specialized on collecting household data and implementing randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, in cooperation with World Agroforestry (ICRAF). Lisa greatly enjoys fieldwork and combines qualitative and quantitative research tools. Lisa joined IFAD’s research and impact assessment division in late 2019. Before embarking a career as an Agricultural Economist, Lisa completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Hohenheim (Germany).
email: ljaeckering@gmail.com
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Dr. Fatima Kareem
Fatima Kareem was a GlobalFood member from 2012 to 2016 and worked as a PhD student in the Subproject A3: Standards and Agricultural Trade Flows. Under the supervision of Prof. Brümmer she completed her PhD thesis with the topic Essays on the Implications of European Union Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Technical Barriers to Trade on African Exports. Before being a Research Associate at GlobalFood she worked as a research assistant at Trade Policy Research and Training Programme (TPRTP) at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria as well as a Master of Arts in Economics of Development from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Her main research interests are on international economics, trade policies and politics, development economics, applied econometrics and gravity modelling.
email: fattyjett(at)yahoo.co.uk
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Dr. Simon Kimenju
Simon Kimenju was a GlobalFood member from 2011 to 2014. He was a doctoral researcher in the Subproject B3: Nutrition Transition, supervised by Matin Qaim. Within this project he completed his PhD thesis with the topic The nutrition transition, supermarkets, and nutritional outcomes in developing countries. Before, he worked at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Nairobi, Kenya. He did his Master of Science in Agricultural Economics at the University of Nairobi. Today Simon Kimenju works as a Research Fellow at the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development of Egerton University in Kenya. His main research interests are on the interlinkages between food systems, nutrition, and health.
email: skimenju(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Carolin Kouyaté (née Mengel)
Carolin Kouyaté was a GlobalFood member from 2011 to 2014. She did her PhD in the Subproject A2 : Policy and Supply Chain Participation under the supervision of Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel. The topic of her dissertation was Determinants of price transmission. Her main research interests are trade, development and food security, as well as market integration and price transmission. After working as Desk Officer at the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin, she is now a Senior Investment Officer at the African Development Bank.
email: c.kouyate(at)icloud.com
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Dr. Marion Krämer
Starting in 2014 Marion Krämer was a member of GlobalFood until 2017. She was working in the Subproject B3 under the Supervision of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer. She finished her PhD thesis with the title Nutrition and Child Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - Evaluation of Three Micronutrient Interventions in June 2017. Her main research areas consist of Development Economics, Nutrition and child development, Food security and welfare schemes and Impact evaluation. Currently she works at the University of Göttingen as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
email: marionkraemer@posteo.de
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Dr. Katharina Krumbiegel
Katharina Krumbiegel was a GlobalFood member from 2014 to 2017. She worked as a doctoral researcher in Subproject D2 under supervision of Prof. Wollni . She completed her PhD with the title Social standards, worker welfare and women's empowerment in modern agri-food systems: A case study of horticultural wage workers in Ghana in March 2017. Her main research interests are in the areas of rural development, food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. She holds a M.Sc. in Development Studies from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, and has previously been working for several projects at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Laos and Germany. Currently she works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Gent, Department of Agricultural Economics, Rural Development Research Group.
email: katharina.krumbiegel@gmail.com
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Dr. Sebastian Kunte
Sebastian Kunte was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2015. At GlobalFood he was working within the Subproject C1: Contract Farming and Contract Design. He was working on his PhD thesis on Contractual Relationships in the Absence of Formal Enforcement: Experimental Evidence from Germany and Kenya under the supervision of Prof. Wollni and Prof. Keser. Before working at GlobalFood he completed an MSc in Economics at the University of Erfurt, Germany. He is interested in the research of development economics, political economy, experimental and institutional economics, as well as contract farming and contract design. After leaving GlobalFood he started working as a Fellow at the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society in Thuringia, Germany.
email: sebastian.kunte(at)googlemail.com
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Dr. Dirk Landmann
Dirk Landmann was a GlobalFood PhD student from 2015 to 2018 and worked in the Subproject A1: Supply Chain Governance under the supervision Prof. Ludwig Theuvsen . He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Goettingen. In 2018, he completed his PhD in Agricultural Science at the University of Goettingen on Capacity development of small-scale farmers in developing countries: Analysis of preferences and the role of information and communication technologies. In 2018, Dirk Landmann has taken up a position as a PostDoc at the University. He is particularly interested in capacity development, extension service, agricultural training, ICT, innovation platforms and networks, and international value chains. His current fields of research are gender aspects regarding agricultural training of small-scale farmers and geographical influence on the small-scale farmers’ usage of ICT. After leaving Göttingen, he started working as a Project Manager for GFA Consulting Group GmbH and General Agent of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
email: d.h.landmann@gmail.com
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Dr. Dominic Lemken
Starting in 2014 Dominic Lemken was a member of GlobalFood until 2017. He was working in the Subproject B1 under the Supervision of Prof. Dr. Spiller. He finished his PhD thesis with the title "The adoption of legumes in farmer and consumer settings" in November 2017. His main research areas include environmental marketing, environmental policies, and global agri-value chains. He currently works at the University of Göttingen as Postdoctoral Researcher.
email: dominic.lemken(at)web.de
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Dr. Amjad Masood
Amjad Masood was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. Under the supervision of Prof. Brümmer he was working within the Subproject A3: Standards and Agricultural Trade Flows. Within this subproject he completed his PhD thesis GlobalGAP certification and international trade flows. Before being a Research Associate at GlobalFood he completed an MSc in Agriculural Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He is interested in development economics, agriculture, certification schemes, and trade. After leaving GlobalFood he became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Sciences at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.
email: amjadmp(at)yahoo.com
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Dr. Eva-Marie Meemken
Starting in 2014, Eva-Marie Meemken was a member of GlobalFood until 2018. As a PhD student, she was working in the Subproject D1 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim. In May 2017, she finished her PhD thesis titled Can Sustainability Standards Promote Socioeconomic Development in the Small Farm Sector? Insights from Coffee Producers in Uganda. She holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics. Currently, Eva is a visiting scholar at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Her two-year fellowship is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
email: emm(at)ifro.ku.dk
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Dr. Conrad Murendo
Conrad Murendo was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2015. He was working within the Subproject D2: Spillovers to Labor Markets. Under the supervision of Prof. Wollni he completed his PhD thesis Mobile Money Adoption and Household Welfare in Uganda. He holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. In his research, he is interested in food security and nutrition, climate change, impact evaluation, poverty and social policies, and how small farmers can be linked to markets. Now he is working as Special Project Scientist at the ICRISAT in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
email: cmurendo(at)hotmail.com
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Dr. Anna K. Müller
Anna Katharina Müller was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2015. She was working under the supervision of Prof. Ludwig Theuvsen in the Subproject A1: Supply Chain Governance. Within this project she completed her PhD thesis Food safety standards in developing countries: Exploring the role of financial literacy. She holds a Diploma in Regional Studies of Latin America with a focus on Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany. She is especially interested in the research of the governance of global value chains, agribusiness in developing countries, knowledge transfer and upgrading, as well as relational economic geography and Central America in general. Now she is working as a post-doctoral fellow for Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services within the CGIAR-Program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.
email: annakatharinamueller(at)gmx.de
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Dr. Dennis Ochieng
Dennis Ochieng was a GlobalFood member between 2014 and 2017. He was a doctoral researcher in Subproject D1: Smallholder Participation and Household Welfare under supervision of Prof. Matim Qaim. He defended his PhD Thesis Supermarket contracts and household welfare in the small farm sector: Panel data evidence from Kenya in May 2017. His main research interests include Agri-food systems transformation in Developing Countries. Dennis Ochieng holds an MSc in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a BA in Agricultural Economics from the Egerton University of Kenya. After leaving Göttingen, he became a Postdoctoral researcher at IFPRI, Malawi.
email: dennsochi@yahoo.com
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Dr. Sylvester Ogutu
Sylvester Ogutu joined the GlobalFood in March 2015 as a Ph.D student under the supervision of Prof. Matin Qaim and Prof. Meike Wollni in the ADDA - Africa Dietary Diversity in Africa - project. In May 2018, he successfully defended his dissertation and graduated thereafter. His dissertation focused on Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages in the Kenyan Small Farm Sector: The Role of Commercialization, Technology adoption, and Extension. Prior to his Ph.D, Sylvester worked at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and International Potato Center (CIP) in Nairobi. His research interests are centered around, but not limited to commercialization, agricultural extension, agricultural innovations, and their welfare implications in the small farm sector. Sylvester currently works as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Goettingen.
email: ogutusyl@gmail.com
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Dr. Verena Otter
Verena Otter was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. She was working within the Subproject A1: Supply Chain Governance. Under the supervision of Prof. Ludwig Theuvsen she completed her PhD thesis with the topic Organizational Structures in International High Value Food Chains: Evidence from Latin America. She holds an MSc in Horse Science from the University of Göttingen, Germany. She is mainly interested in the research of supply chains, influence of organizational structure on firm performance, and international food quality standards. Now she is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen.
email: votter@uni-goettingen.de
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Dr. Farah Wulandari Pangestuty
Farah Wulandari Pangestuty was a GlobalFood member from 2015-2018. She was a doctoral researcher in the Subproject B2: Dynamics and quality of food demand under supervision of Prof. Xiaohua Yu. She is particularly interested in nutrition and food economics, food security and development economics. Farah holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the Brawijaya University in Indonesia.
email: fpangestuty(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Thai Thuy Pham
Working within the Subproject A1: Supply Chain Governance under the supervision of Prof. Ludwig Theuvsen Thai Thuy Pham was part of GlobalFood from 2013-2017. He finished his PhD thesis with the topic Specialty Rice Adoption, Collective Action and Marketing Channel Choice: Insights from Vietnam. His research focus is mainly International high-value chains, supply chain management, Collective Action and Farms Association and Linking small farmers to markets. He currently works at the Hung Vuong university in Phu Tho province, Vietnam.
email: phamthaithuy2013(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Ramona Rischke
Ramona Rischke was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. She was working as a Research Associate within the Subproject B3: Nutrition Transition. Under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Klasen and Prof. Matin Qaim she was working on her PhD thesis Essays on Food Security and the Nutrition Transition in Developing Countries. She holds a MA in International Economics with a focus on Development Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Her main research interests lie in the fields of food security, policy impact analysis, international migration, as well as poverty and welfare analysis. Now she is working as post-doctoral researcher at the BIM (Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung) in Berlin .
email: ramona.rischke(at)hu-berlin.de
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Dr. Cristina Romero Granja
Cristina Romero was GlobalFood member from 2012-2015. She was working within the Subproject D2: Spillovers to Labor Markets. Under the supervision of Prof. Wollni she wrote her PhD thesis An analysis of the dynamics of two high-value export chains: smallholder participation, standards and trust. She holds a MSc in Sustainable International Agriculture from the University of Göttingen. Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of institutional economics, global value chains, formal and informal governance structures, and contracts and behavior.
email: crisromerog(at)hotmail.com
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Dr. Haruna Sekabira
Haruna Sekabira was a GlobalFood member from 2014-2017. At GlobalFood he was working within the Subproject D1: Smallholder Participation and Household Welfare. Under the supervision of Prof. Matin Qaim he completed his PhD thesis with the title Mobile Phone Technologies and their Impacts on Household Welfare and Rural Development in Uganda. He holds a Master in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the Makerere Univeristy, Uganda and in his research, he focuses on Agricultural and Food Policies, Agricultural Technologies and their adoption, Agricultural Economic Development, Food Security and Nutrition, Poverty and Welfare and Agricultural Commodities’ Marketing and Markets. After leaving GlobalFood he joined the FAO in Nigeria, working as a Research Associate.
email: haruna.sekabira(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Kibrom Tadesse Sibhatu
In 2017, Dr. Kibrom Tadesse Sibhatu was a member of GlobalFood. Working as a Postdoctoral Researcher, his focus was on Economics of Poverty, Food Security, Malnutrition, and Rural Employment. From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Sibhatu worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Hamelmalo Agricultural College, Keren, Eritrea. Before then joining the GlobalFood team, he completed his Phd at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Goettingen.
email: ktsibhatu(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Christoph Steffen
Christoph Steffen was a GlobalFood member between 2014 and 2017. He was a doctoral researcher in Subproject B2: Dynamics and Quality in Food Demand under supervision of Prof. Xiaohua Yu. He defended his PhD thesis in September 2017. His main research interests include Applied Econometrics and Statistics, Development Economics and Consumer Theory. Christoph Steffen holds an MA in International Economics from the University of Göttingen and a BSc in Economics from the Goethe University of Frankfurt.
email: Christoph-Steffen(at)gmx.de
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Dr. Andras Tothmihaly
Andras Tothmihaly was a GlobalFood member from 2013-2017. At GlobalFood he was working within the Subproject A2: Policy and Supply Chain Participation. He wrote his PhD thesis about Three essays on the economics of cocoa - The technical and environmental efficiency of Indonesian cocoa production under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer. Before working at GlobalFood he completed his M. Sc. in Economic Analysis at the University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary. He is interested in price transmission, technical and environmental efficiency, gravity modelling of trade flows, poverty and sustainability, food prices and the Indonesian Cocoa market.
email: andras.tothmihaly(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Prakashan Chellattan Veettil
Prakashan Chellattan Veettil was a GlobalFood member from 2013-2015. He was working as a Postdoc and his work was related to several subprojects. He wrote his PhD thesis "Irrigation Water Management and Pricing Institutions in Krishna River Basin, India" at the University of Ghent in Belgium. His main research interests are the in the fields of food supply chains and quality, trade, technology impact analysis, natural resource management, pricing and valuation, and choice experiments. After leaving GlobalFood he joined the IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) in Delhi, India, as a Research Fellow.
email: prakashanieg(at)gmail.com
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Dr. Marie von Meyer-Höfer
Marie von Meyer-Höfer was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. She was working as a Research Associate within the Subproject B1: Consumer Preferences for Sustainable Food. Under the supervision of Prof. Achim Spiller she was working on her PhD thesis Product Differentiation and Consumer Preferences for Sustainable Food. She holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. She is interested in the research of sustainable food consumption, sustainability in agricultural supply chains, consumer preferences of food, as well as animal welfare. Now she is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Marketing for Food and Agricultural Products at the University of Göttingen.
mvonmeyer(at)yahoo.de
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Dr. De Zhou
De Zhou was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. He was working within the Subproject B2: Dynamics and Quality in Food Demand. Under the supervision of Prof. Xiaohua Yu he was working on his PhD thesis Dynamic Food Demand in China and International Nutrition Transition. He holds an MSc in Economics from the Nanjing Agricultural University, China. In his research he focuses on consumer economics and agricultural economics. After leaving GlobalFood he became an Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics at the Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
zhou-de(at)hotmail.com
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