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Overview of Former Students


  Name Home-Country Thesis Title Finishing year
  Chukwuma Ume Nigeria Agroecology as a political concept: A case study of the Southeast geopolitical region of Nigeria  2024
  Fitsum Assefa Adela Ethiopia Optimum Use of Irrigation Water: Bio-economic household modeling of small-scale irrigation scheme in South Central Ethiopia 2023
  Surajit Haldar India Institutional innovation in groundwater governance in Odisha (India): A numerical simulation in water use association 2023
  Simon Kariuki Gicheha Kenya Camel milk marketing in Kenya: Institutional arrangement and performance 2022

Bashiru Haruna

Ghana Towards improved nutrition: Strategies to change labour effort among smallholder farmers in northern Ghana 2022

Adriana Marcela Gomez Mateus


Analyzing the inclusion of nature in an oil palm plantation: a landscape ecological case study in Mapiripán, Meta, Colombia


Emily Nyanyukweni Mutota

Namibia Integrated Valuation of Environmental Goods and Services in North-Eastern Namibia 2021

Christine Alum Arwata

Uganda Farm Resource Allocation Decisions in smallholder Farming Systems in the Mount Elgon Region of Uganda 2021

Gabriel Specht

Brazil Different tools for different tasks: the economy-wide impacts of agricultural development and social protection programmes implemented concomitantly in a Brazilian rural village 2021

Shimelis Araya Geda

Ethiopia Seed Innovations Adoption Processes in Ethiopia: A Case Study from the Farmers’ Preferences and Supply Chain Performance 2020
  Hussein Mohamed Luswaga Tanzania Non-Timber Forest Products Utilisation Income Benefits and Villagers’ Forest Management Participation in West Usambara-Tanzania, Farming & Rural Systems Economics 2019

Archana Raghavan Sathyan

India Climate change vulnerability assessment among rainfed smallholder farmers: a case analysis from Indian watersheds 2019
  Nonjabuliso Simelane Eswatini The Impact of the SACU Agricultural Policy on the Maize Market and Food Prices in Swaziland 2018

Harriet Kyomugisha

Uganda Competitiveness of Organic Pineapple Marketing in Uganda: Successes and Failures in Compliance with Quality Standards 2018
  Aye Moe San Myanmar Rice Contract Farming System and its Impact on Smallholder Livelihood in Myanmar 2017
  Mahmuda Nasrin Bangladesh Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Bangladesh: Impact on Rice Production and Policy Consequences 2017
  Freddy Noma Benin Assessment of Food Reserve Policies in West-Africa: Case Study of Benin Grain Reserve Policy Design and Impacts 2017
  Scholastica Leah Musyimi Kenya Agricultural Market Integration in Kenya: Impact of Transaction Costs on Regional Maize Markets 2017
  Shakila Salam Bangladesh Economic Consequences of Structural Change and Farm Development Strategies in Bangladesh 2017
  Sonam Wangchuck Bhutan Socioeconomics and Resource Allocation decision among Farm households in the Context of Crop –Livestock Farming System in Bhutan: A Farm Household Modelling Approach 2017
  Kelemework Geleta Gebeyehu Ethiopia Impact of productive safety program (PSNP) on household poverty and asset accumulation in south wollo: the case of Kalu and Tehulederi districts 2016
  Thanh Vu Nguyen Vietnam Structural Change in Agriculture and its Impact on Rural Household Income: Case Study In Ha Tay, Vietnam 2016
  Thi Hong Mai Nguyen Vietnam Forest and Forestland Use Rights: An Institutional and Economic Analysis of Forest Devolution in Upland Central Vietnam 2015
  Solomon Tsehay Feleke Ethiopia Trade Liberalization, Poverty and Inequality in Ethiopia 2015
  Diep Thanh Tung Vietnam Structural Changes in Agricultural Land Use in Mekong Delta, Vietnam 2015
  Md. Salauddin Palash Bangladesh Econometric Analysis of Sutchi Catfish (Pangasianodon Hypophthalmus) Aquaculture in Bangladesh 2015
  Shamima Akhter Bangladesh Internal Migration and Its Impact on Farm Production and Food Security: The Case of Bangladesh  2015
  Anteneh Girma Haile Ethiopia Integrated Rainwater Harvesting Practices: Smallholder Farmers´ Decisions, Impact on Livelihood and Environmental Services in Azgo Watershed, Ethiopia 2015
  Xuan Luan Do Vietnam Access to Credit and Household Income in the Northern Mountains of Vietnam 2015
  Rosaine Nérice Yegbemey Benin Adaptation to climate change and sustainable agriculture in West Africa: A case study of maize farming in Benin 2014
  Madu Ali Bwala Nigeria Resource Allocation and Consumption pattern of Farm Households in Nigeria: A Price Policy Analysis 2014
  Tsegaye Tagesse Gatiso Ethiopia The Nexues between Irrigation, Environmental Goods and Rural Poverty in Ethiopia: The Case of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region 2014
  Collins Richard Kaweesi Uganda Vegetable Export Sector Competitiveness and Its Implications on the Rural Poor in Uganda: An Integrated Value Chain Analysis of Hot Peppers 2014
  Semistatus Mashimba Tanzania Estimating and Comparing Transaction Costs in Formal and Informal Small-Scale Enterprises: Fruits Processing Enterprises in Tanga and Dar es salaam Cities in Tanzania 2014
  Ujjal Tiwari Nepal Socio-economic Analysis of the Impact of Climate Change on Nepalese Agriculture 2014
  Fengli Xiu China Chinese Foreign Trade of Agricultural Commodities: Analysis and Modelling 2014
  Huong Kieu Thi Thu Vietnam The Impact of Linkages among major actors within the Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS) on Tea Farming in Vietnam 2014
  Humayun Kabir Bangladesh Analysis of Biogas Technology in Bangladesh: Toward Sustainable Renewable Energy  2013
  Philliph Musyoka Michael Kenya Food Consumption Patterns Welfare and Food Security: An Analysis of the Impacts of Urbanization, Economic Reforms and Rising Food Prices in Kenya 2013
  Xiaohuan Yan China Land Tenure Arrangements Factor Market Development and Agricultural Production in China: Evidence from Henan Province 2013
  Immaculate Omondi Kenya Dairy Marketing Hubs in East Africa: Economic Analysis of Farmer Preferences for Services 2013
  Abdelateif Hassan Ibrahim Sudan Impacts of Culture on Agricultural Production Efficiency of Women Farmers in North Kordofan State (Sudan) 2013
  Manjunatha Arahalli Venkataronappa India Dynamics of Agricultural Groundwater Use in Presence of Water Markets in India 2012
  Izhar Gouzhary Indonesia Analysis of Regional Cluster Development in Indonesia: An Empirical Study on Leather Industry 2012
  Puran Mal India Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Bt Cotton in Northern India 2012
  Samar Shams Elddin M. Abdalla Sudan Food and Nutrition Security among the Rural Farm Households in the Dry Land Sector of Sudan 2012
  Asif Reza Anik Bangladesh Farm Level Corruption and Its Impact on Farm Production and food Security in Bangladesh 2011
  Cui Yu China Urbanization in China: Driving forces and impacts on rural areas 2011
  Nilhari Neupane Nepal Political Economy of Water Distribution on the Trans-Himalayan Region of Nepal 2011
  Jumba Idalinya Kenya Food Security, Income Generation and Expenditure of Smallholder Farmers in Western Kenya: A Socio-Economic Analysis 2011
  Evelina Budjurova Uzbekistan Agriculture in a Transition Economy: Analysis of Productivity and Profitability of Private Farms in Tashkent Region, Usbekistan 2011
  Sadika Haque Bangladesh Efficiency and Institutional Issues of Shrimp Farming in Bangladesh 2011
  Mengistu Ketema Aredo Ethiopia Land Management Decisions, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Income: The Case of Eastern Highlands of Ethiopia 2010
  Panchit Pornpratansombat Thailand Socio-economic Analysis of Organic and Conventional Agriculture in Thailand: An Empirical Study on Rice Sector  2010
  Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu Ethiopia Rural Poverty, Land Management Practices and Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia 2010
  Getachew Abebe Woldie Ethiopia Econometric Analyses of Small-Scale Banana Markets in Southern Ethiopia: A New Institutional Economics Perspective 2010
  Amina Maharjan Nepal Labour out Migration and Its Impact on Farm Families in the Mid Hills of Nepal 2010
  Romy Das Nepal Bio-Economic Modeling of Soil Resource Conservation in Mid Hill Region of Nepal 2009
  Yotsawin Kukeawkasem Thailand Risk Attitudes and Risk Management Strategies of Swine Producers in Thailand 2009
  Khalid Hassan Ali Siddig Sudan Macroeconomy and Agriculture in Sudan: Analysis of  Trade Policies, External Shocks, and Economic Bans in a Computable General Equilibrium Approach  2009
  Sirak Teclemariam Bahta Eritrea Agricultural Market Participation of Small Holder Farmers in South Africa: A Case of Free State Province 2009
  Fazli Rabbi Pakistan The Economic Reliance and Degradation of Forests in Northern Pakistan: A Socio-economic Analysis 2009
  Immaculate Nujthe Maina Kenya Research-Extension-Farmer Linkages and the Gender Factor: Perspectives on the demand-driven Agricultural Technology and Information Response Initiative (ATIRI) in Nakuru District, Kenya 2008
  Krishna Reddy Kakumanu India Economic Analysis and Management of Irrigation Systems under Subsidized Electricity Regime in Semi-arid Region of Andhra Pradesh, India 2008
  Tarig Mohammed Gibreel Sudan Impact of Agricultural Policy on Resource Allocation in the Gum Belt of Sudan: A Farm Household Modelling Approach 2008
  Amjath Babu Tharayil Shereef India Economic and Environmental impacts of political non cooperative strategies in water management: An analysis of prospective unilateral state policies in Cauvery Basin of India 2008
  Hanan Mohamed Elhadi Sudan Evaluation of Measures to Combat Desertification in the Farm sector in North Kodofan State, Sudan 2008
  Norma Ely Silva Brazil Impact of different land use options on carbon sequestration: Implications and development perspective for smallholders in Brazilian Amazon 2008
  Trung Thanh Nguyen Vietnam The Impact of Land Reform on Farm Households' in Northern Uplands of Vietnam 2008
  Sirirat Kiatpathomchai Thailand Assessing the Economic and Environmental Efficiency of Rice Production Systems in Southern Thailand: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis 2008
  Vitaliy Dvornik Ukraine Consequences of foreign direct investments on the economic development in the Ukraine. A theoretical and empirical analysis of the agrarian and food sector 2007
  Rajaa Hassan Mustafa Sudan Risk Management in the Rain-fed Sector of Sudan: Case Study, Gedaref Area Eastern Sudan 2006
  Guanghua Lin China Development and Application of an Economic Model for Agricultural Policy Simulation in China 2006
  Victor Afari-Sefa Ghana Agricultural Export Diversification, Food Security and Living Conditions of Farmers in Southern Ghana: A Microeconomic and Household Modelling Approach 2006
  Richard Mbithi Mulwa Kenia Economic and Environmental Performance of Sugarcane Production in Kenya: Non-Parametric Frontier Approaches 2006
  Dansinou Silvère Tovignan Benin Gender Perspectives in the Adoption of Organic Cotton in Benin: A Farm Household Modelling Approach 2005
  Lucia Ravalison Madagascar Natural resource protection and sustainable production in the Highlands of Madagascar 2005
  Xiaodong Mei China Soil Conservation and Sustainable Land Use in Inner Mongolia, China 2005
  Wasanthi Wickramasinghe Sri Lanka Development of a Sector Model for Agricultural Policy Analysis in Sri Lanka (SLASM) 2005
  Shahnaj Parveen Bangladesh Empowerment of Rural Women in Bangladesh: A Household Level Analysis 2005
  Herbert Hot Ojahan Siagian Indonesia Strategic Factors for Cooperative Organizations in Encountering Liberalized Market - A Case of Rural Indonesia - 2005
  Achille Jean Jaza Folefack Cameroon The Use of Compost from Household Waste in Agriculture: Economic and Environmental Analysis in Cameroon 2005
  Sen Thi Hoa Le Vietnam Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study of the Coastal Region Quangtri Province, Vietnam 2005
  Lila Bahadur Karki Nepal Impact of Project Intervention on Rural Household in Nepal: "Assessment of Socio-economic and Environmental Implications" 2004
  Edwin Waldemar Ac Bol Guatemala / Honduras Interrelation of Education and Living Conditions in Farm Households: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings in Honduras 2004
  Rija Ranaivoarison Madagascar Land Property Rights and Agricultural Development in the Highlands of Madagascar: Economic and Environmental Implications 2004
  Afouda Jacob Yabi Benin Agricultural  Projects and Sustainable Development of Rural Areas in Benin:
Impacts Assessmentand Modelling Participation and Adoption Decisions 
  Khin Mar Cho Myanmar Guidelines for the Implementation of a Participatory Extension Approach in Myanmar: An Empirical Study of Training Needs of Extension Agents 2003
  Lan Fang China A Spatial Model (SWAM) for Water Efficiency and Irrigation Technology Choices: A case study from Northwestern China 2003
  Getenesh Sintayehu Tekle Ethiopia Extension Organisation, Field Extension Activity and Extension Training in coffee improvement projects of Ethiopia 2002
  Khandaker Md. Mostafizur Rahman Bangladesh Measuring the Efficiency of Producing Rice in Bangla­desh: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis 2002
  A.N.K. Noman Bangladesh The Impact of Foreign Trade Policies and External Shocks on the Agricultural Sector of Bangladesh 2002
  Mohammed Riaz Pakistan Optimal Agricultural Land Use Systems for Northern Pakistan 2001
  Tamas Giorgadse Georgia Intraregionaler Handel in der GUS Bestimmungsfaktoren und Auswirkung auf den Transformationsprozess Georgiens 2001
  Julio Martinez Guzman Costa Rica Incorporation of Environmental Sustainability in Cost Benefit Analysis for Development Projects 2001
  Erick Herman Abiassi Benin Exchange Rate Adjustment, Food Security and Welfare of Small-Scale Farmers in Southern Benin: A Computable Household Model Analysis 2001
  Hammadur Rahman Bangladesh The Influence of Extension on the Introduction of Organic Farming in Bangladesh 2000
  Jia Jinrong China

Landwirtschaftliche Einstellung der Kleinbauern Chinas im marktwirtschaftlichen Anpassungsprozess

  Milan Adhikary Nepal Resource Allocation in the Agricultural Sector Model in Nepal: Analysis and Impact of Policies 2000
  Jianchun Guo China A Regional Non-Linear Agricultural Sector Model for the Hainan Province/PR China 2000
  Johnny Mugisha Uganda The Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies and External Market Effects on Uganda Agricultural Economy: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis 1999
  Abdul Qayyum Mohsin Pakistan The impact of Irrigation and Agriculture Policy Measure on the Socio-economic Situation of Farmers in the Rice Zone of the Punjab Province (Pakistan) 1999
  Zhou Shudong China Regional Model for Agricultural Policy Analysis in Jiangsu/China 1999
  Magdi Edward Tawadrous Sudan The Impact of Water Resource and Management on the Development of the Rahad Irrigation Project in Sudan 1998
  Sang-Youp Lee Korea Sozioökonomische Auswirkungen von Klimaveränderungen auf die Landwirtschaft im Südkorea - Einfluss der Klimavariablen Temperatur, Niederschlag und Sonneneinstrahlung 1998
  Aat Pisanwanich Thailand A Policy Simulation Model of the World Natural Rubber Market: An Econometric Approach for Thailand 1998
  Ottowitz Taciana Valio Brazil Verbraucherverhalten bei fair gehandelten Kaffee 1997
  Punitha (Narayanasamay) Cloud India Poverty and Food Security of Small Farm Households in South India: Impact of Various Policy Instruments 1997
Christopher Mosch