Funded projects

Pilotphase 01.08.2018 to 30.04.2019
Name Topic University, Supervisor / CG Center, Supervisor
Jung, Katharina Detection of genotype by environment interaction patterns, trade-offs between traits, and different gender preferences in a participatory breeding program for biofortified potatoes in the high Andes Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Bettina Haussmann / CIP, Elisa Salas
Lamidi, Moudachirou Cost-benefit assessments of fecal sludge (FS) technologies (FS-based compost/biochar/briquettes) and value chains for adoption at scale Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. C. Lippert / IWMI, Dr. Solomie Gebrezhaber
Sauer, Anna The vast but unexplored potential of wild and landrace sorghums: Unraveling their root and rhizosphere mechanisms to overcome water limitation Universität Bayreuth, Dr. Mutez Ali Ahmed / ICRISAT, Dr. Jana Kholova
Azeez, Abdulazeez Modelling Farmer’s Preference and Willingness to Pay for Sustainable Intensification Practices in Ghana Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. M. Quaim / IITA, Dr. Kotu Hundie Bekele
Bothe, Sophia Investigations to elaborate the advantages of zero tillage and mulching versus conventional cropping systems using early and medium duration potato varieties Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Prof. Dr. Marcel Quint / CIP, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kroschel
Nwosu, Kayfe Rosaire Analysis of the entrepreneurial potential of women’s groups for processing underutilized species in southwestern Nigeria Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann / IITA, Dr. Tahirou Abdoulaye
Madintin, Lydia Analysis of the entrepreneurial potential of women’s groups for processing underutilized species using a Collaborative Learning Model Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann / IITA, Dr. Fred Kizito
Phase 1 01.09.2019 to 28.02.2021
Name Topic University, Supervisor / CG Center, Supervisor
Detering, Theresa Varietal effects of rice on greenhouse gas emissions under varying water management Universität Hohenheim, Prof Dr. Folkard Asch / IRRI, Dr. R. Wassmann
Zeitler, Lilly Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Measures into Tree Crop Diversification Recommendations for Food and Nutrition Security Universität Göttingen, Dr. Martin Wiehle / ICRAF, Dr. Todd Rosenstock
Bobocholov, Asliddin Exploring the interlinkages between water and energy use in the irrigated agriculture of Uzbekistan Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Sonoko Bellingrath-Kimura / IWMI, Dr. Kakhramon Djumaboev
Cancino, Eduardo Sustainable Business Model (SBM) for the Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) production and distribution in the Amazon region of Caquetá, Colombia Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / CIAT, Dr. Augusto Castro
Clasen, Jonna Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms in Agroforestry Projects in Colombia Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / CIAT, Dr. Augusto Castro
Shyrokaya, Anastasiya Spatial Assessment of Land Degradation due to LUCC in Uzbekistan Universität Bonn, Prof. Dr. Jan Börner / ICARDA, Dr. Akmal Akramkhanov
Vieira, Matheus Scaling impacts of research for development: an assessment of MasAgro Guanajuato’s scaling strategy HTW Berlin, Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Zikos / CIMMYT, Dr. Lennart Woltering
Kunz, Miriam Comparing options for certification of jungle rubber intercropping schemes to develop management concepts in Social Forestry Programs in Central Kalimantan Universität Hohenheim, Dr. Marc Cotter / ICRAF, Dr. Sonya Dewi / Dr. Betha Lusiana
Willmot, Aaron Assessing functional diversity of old growth jungle rubber in Central Kalimantan Universität Hohenheim, Dr. Marc Cotter / ICRAF, Dr. Sonya Dewi / Dr. Betha Lusiana
Wittle, Justin Underutilised wild plants consumption in Turkana and potential utilisation in Kenya’s food system. Universität Göttingen, Dr. Gudrun B. Keding / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. ir. Céline Termote
Karapaca, Sahin Determining the Factors Affecting the Adoption of Fodder Crops by Farmers in Ethiopia and Kenya Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Eva Schlecht / ILRI, Dr. Nils Teufel
Schüpf, Dennis Methodological measurement of social norms in the context of sustainable water practices in rural India Universität Marburg, Prof. Dr. Björn Volla / ICRISAT, Dr. Thomas Falk
Thieles, Lara The potential of underutilized species to prevent micronutrient deficiencies in Northern Ghana Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Oliver Hensel / IITA, Dr. Fred Kizito
Karpe, Margarethe Comparing improved management strategies in rainfed cropping systems to increase SOC stocks and water-use efficiency in the semi-arid tropics of India Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Klaus Dittert / ICRISAT, Dr. Andrew Smith
Khalid, Sadia Assessment framework of small-scale farming in the Andean Paramo to ensure food security mitigate threats to the ecosystem Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / CIP, Dr. Stef de Haan
Asare, Esther Morphological characterization of cacao cultivars in different socio-ecological settings in Suhum Municipality, Ghana Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Andreas Bürkert / IITA, Dr. Richard Asare
Tadesse, Sophia Productive use of energy in rural Ethiopia; applying a gendered perspective Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Dr. Katharina Löhr / IFPRI, Dr. Claudia Ringler
Koch, Emilia Estimation of Genetic Gains from On-Going Field Trials in Sweet Potato for East- and Southern-Africa Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Piepho / CIP, Dr. Hugo Campos
Mausbach, Milena Prioritization of climate smart practices for cocoa producers in Peru Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Christian Bunn
Spezzanoa, Laura Measurement of farmers’ intentions on water conservation and management in rural India: A questionnaire based on the Theory of Planned Behavior Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Günther Schulze / ICRISAT, Dr. Thomas Falk
Phase 2 01.03.2021 to 28.02.2022
Name Topic University, Supervisor / CG Center, Supervisor
Sudi, Prashanth Redd Comparison of animal welfare conditions in crop-livestock and intensive dairy farming systems in India Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Mizeck Chagunda / ILRI, Dr. Ram Pratim Deka
Annaram, Harshith Genetic analysis of grain zinc and iron concentration in CIMMYT spring wheat germplasm Universität Hohenheim, Dr Sebastian Bopper / CIMMYT, Dr. Govindan Velu
Groot Nibbelink, Linda Genotype by Environment Interactions in Lowland Rice Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / Africa Rice, Dr. Etienne Duveiller
Adeboye, Telulope Ibukun Chemical properties of biochar amended compost of plant biomass (Chromolaena odorata and Panicum maximum) and poultry manure Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Bürkert / IITA, Dr. Stefan Hauser
Köster, Mareike Status quo and transformation of traditional apricot farming and processing in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Bürkert / Alliance (Bioversity International and CIAT), Dr. Rana Jai 
Vergara, Karla Land-use changes and deforestation frontiers in the Peruvian Amazon. Analysing causes and trajectories of development from a social-ecological perspective Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Dr. Matthias Baumer / ICRAF, Dr. Valentina Robiglio
Reddy Mothukuri, Srinivasa Optimization of phenotyping strategy in multi-environmental trials in maize Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Tim Beissinger / CIMMYT, Dr. Juan Burgueño
Welk, Lukas The gendered yield gap and women’s empowerment: Evidence from smallholder farmers in Uganda’s central region Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Regina Birner / IFPRI, Dr. Claudia Ringler
Lehr, Franziska The Role of Female Labor within the Apricot Sector on Livelihood in Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan) Universität Göttingen, Dr. Bethelhem Legesse Debela / Alliance (Bioversity International and CIAT), Dr. Marlène Elias
Meyer, Johannes Soil carbon and nitrogen emissions under farmer managed conservation agriculture and conventional farming along a soil fertility gradient in Zimbabwe Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Bürkert / CIMMYT, Dr. Christain Lutz Thierfelder
Kedinga, Marvin The impact of transaction cost on the adoption of bean varieties in the southern highlands of Tanzania
Universität Gießen, Dr. Nadia Keudel / Alliance (Bioversity International and CIAT), Dr. Eliud Abucheli Birachi
Kissi Boateng, Teddy Sociocultural characteristics of edible but underutilized plant species consumption in the region of Turkana – Kenya Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Andrea Knierim / Alliance (Bioversity International and CIAT), Dr. Céline Termote
Minz, Simon East Coast Fever Vaccination Campaign in Tanzania: Assessing supply chain characteristics which lead to vaccination success Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Eva Schlecht / ILRI, Dr. Nils Teufel
Oriakhi, Godwin
Social and ecological context of a technical innovation: Increasing the profitability and sustainability of local small scale processing of underutilized species in south-western Nigeria Universität Kassel, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann / IITA, Dr. Lateef Sanni
Blum, Helen
Governance of multi-stakeholder platforms to achieve agroecological transitions in the cocoa value chain: evidence from the Ucayali region in Peru Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Regina Birner / Alliance (Bioversity International and CIAT), Dr. Roseline Remans
Kang, Geon
New analytical approach to improve genetic gain in potatoes from farmers field based on the tricot approach Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Tim Beissinger / CIP, Dr. Thiago Mendes
Crisostomo, Diego An analysis of the agricultural innovation system adopted by farmers to achieve a deforestation-free cocoa value chain: evidence from the Ucayali region of Peru Universität Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Regina Birner / Alliance (Bioversity International and CIAT), Dr. Jonathan Mockshell