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
    Sponsors: Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research (ATSAF), World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
    Lifespan: 01.04.2021 - 01.03.2024
  • 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.
    Leaders: Dr. Steven Gronau
    Team: Dr. Steven Gronau, M.Sc. Brigitte Ruesink
    Year: 2020
    Sponsors: Leibniz Young Investigator Grant of the Leibniz University Hannover
    Lifespan: 01.07.2020 – 30.06.2022
    © Steven Gronau