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Dr. Chukwuma Ume

Chukwuma Ume

Research Interests:

Applying agroecological principles to enhance community-based natural resource management

Bioeconomy and its role in sustainable rural development

Socio-economic aspects of environmental changes and their impact on agricultural practices



Room: 302
Phone: +49 641 99-37067

Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Research
Senckenbergstraße 3, Zeughaus
35390 Giessen

Personal details

Research Topics:


Rural food sovereignty strategies

Environmental sustainability

Career Overview:

  • 2023 – Present: Post-Doctoral Researcher at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Focused on "Enhanced Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management under Accelerated Climate Change: a large landscape social-ecological systems approach".
  • 2016 - Present: Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, engaging in teaching and research within the Department of Agricultural Economics.


  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Sustainable food systems, 2023, Justus Liebig University, Germany
  • MSc in Environment and Development, 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Commonwealth and Chevening scholar Awards)
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics, 2013, University of Nigeria (First Class and overall best graduating student of the University, 2013/2014 session).