Projects of the institute

Third-party funded projects - DFG funded

Third-party funded projects

  • Drivers of Change: Understanding the Process of Complex Technology Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa
    The research focuses on the multi-dimensional process of technology adoption in small-scale farming households. Primary data from two agroforestry projects in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia are collected. Key research aspects include the identification of determinants of the adoption process of complex agroforestry technologies and the analysis of specific incentives regarding the promotion of innovations. Further, small-scale farmers’ aspirations and their respective impact on the adoption behavior will be analyzed.
    Team: M. Sc. Luzia Deißler, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grote, Dr. Kai Mausch
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research (ATSAF), World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
    Duration: 01.04.2021 - 01.03.2024
  • Hydrogen in sustainable aviation: Macroeconomic impacts and state intervention
    Germany needs alternatives to fossil fuels to realize the energy transition and climate targets 2050. Hydrogen represents a promising pathway. The momentum of a hydrogen economy affects the aviation sector. The objective of the project is a macroeconomic assessment of the hydrogen transition in Germany and its impacts on aviation. It aims to design a macroeconomic simulation model.
    Led by: Dr. Steven Gronau
    Team: Dr. Steven Gronau, M.Sc. Tobias Müller, B.Sc. Manuel Ehmann (Student Assistant)
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Exzellenzcluster “SE²A – Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation”
    Duration: 01.12.2021-31.05.2023
  • Welfare Impacts of Sustainable Intensification Technologies in Smallholder Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems of the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Basin
    This research project evaluates the drivers and impacts of sustainable intensification (SI) technology adoption by smallholder farmers in the rice-wheat cropping systems of the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Basin (EIGB).
    Led by: PD Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen
    Team: PD Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, Gokul P. Paudel, Dr. Jordan Chamberlin, Dr. Peter Craufurd
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research (ATSAF), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
    Duration: 01.04.2021 – 01.03.2024
  • Solidarity during the Covid-19 Outbreak: Evidence from Experimental Survey from Vietnam
    The Covid 19 pandemic has massively damaged human lives in many aspects. Apart from fatal damages and massive welfare losses, the pandemic also causes many societal issues, i.e., conflicts and inequality among and within different communities. The project aims (i) to investigate social preferences heterogeneity during the Covid-19 pandemic, and (ii) to examine mechanisms triggering social preferences during the Covid-19 outbreak. The study site of the project is Vietnam.
    Led by: PD Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen
    Team: PD Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, Dr. Thong Q. Ho, Dr. Dil Rahut
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Asian Development Bank Institute
    Duration: 1.10.2021-30.3.2022
  • Interrelations between refugee and host communities in rural Zambia: A dynamic agent-based modeling application
    The research project focuses on a refugee camp in rural Zambia, where considerable refugee influxes from the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo are arriving. The core goal of the project is to investigate the interrelations between refugee and host communities in rural Zambia in the context of the rising number of refugee movements and the corresponding challenge to create long-term solutions.
    Led by: Dr. Steven Gronau
    Team: Dr. Steven Gronau, M.Sc. Brigitte Ruesink
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Leibniz Young Investigator Grant of the Leibniz University Hannover
    Duration: 01.07.2020 – 30.06.2022
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