Date of Birth
02. June 1981

Place of Birth
Lübeck, Germany

University degrees

  • M.S. in “Agricultural Economics” at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, 2008
  • M.S. in “Agricultural and Resource Economics” at University of California, Davis, 2007
  • B.S. in “Agronomy “at University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan, Freising, 2005

  • Dissertation Topic
    “Contracting Out of Poverty: Three Essays on Experimental Approaches to Innovation in Agricultural Markets with Smallholders in Vietnam”

    Work Experience
    2003-2004 Internships on family-farms and large-scale agricultural operations in Southern- and Eastern-Germany as well as Russia, 2003-2004
    11/2010-03/2011 Desk Officer for USA, Africa and Middle East, Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Berlin
    05/2008-10/2010 Research associate, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
    01/2007-06/2007 Reader and Tutor for undergraduate classes “Linear Programming” and “Financial Management” at University of California, Davis

    Awards and Honors
    • AMID Summer School stipend (London School of Economics), 2010
    • Eiselen Foundation Thesis Grant for field work in Aceh, Indonesia, 2007
    • Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship of the Rotary Foundation (at UC Davis), 2006/07
    • Award for Outstanding Student Performance at University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan, 2006

    Publications and Presentations
    Qaim, M., E. Fischer, C. Saenger (2009): Herausforderungen für die globale Landwirtschaft vor dem Hintergrund der Welternährungskrise. In: KTBL. Landwirtschaft im Umbruch – Herausforderungen und Lösungen. KTBL-Schrift 474, KTBL, Darmstadt, pp. 30-51

    Qaim, M., C. Saenger (2009): Welternährung: Auch Europa ist gefordert. DLG-Mitteilungen, No. 04/2009, pp. 80-83

    Frank, B., S. Li, H. Minich, N. Muraro, M. de Pinto, C. Saenger, S. Meisenzahl, D. Roth and N. Saniter (2009): Anyone up for helping the Fisherman's wife? More solidarity with accidental misery than with self-inflicted misery. MAGKS Papers on Economics. University of Marburg, Germany

    Saenger, C., S. Budidarsono, Y.C. Wulan, Budi, L. Joshi, G. Cadisch and M.Qaim (2008): Bouncing Back: Rubber and its Capacity in the Restoration of Rural Livelihood in Post-Tsunami Aceh, Indonesia. Poster presented at Tropentag 2008, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

    The impact of third-party quality assessment and verification on investment in the dairy industry – Evidence from a field experiment in Vietnam. Presentation at 2nd AMID Summer School at London School of Economics, UK, June 23rd-26th 2010

    Wirtschaftliche Zukunft und Rolle heimischer Landwirtschaft in der Weltagrarwirtschaft. Landforum der ev.-lutherischen Landeskirche Braunschweig, Goslar, February 4th 2010

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