Project archive

Project archive of the institute

  • Food Security in rural Zambia (FOSEZA)
    As the hotspots of hunger are in Sub-Saharan Africa, poverty and malnutrition also severely affect Zambia’s rural population. To promote food security in the country, foreign organisations, alongside the Zambian government, carry out development and research projects.
    Led by: Dr. Etti Winter
    Team: Dr. Etti Winter, Dr. Steven Gronau
    Year: 2016
    Funding: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL); project executing agency: Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
    Duration: 01.11.2016 – 31.12.2020
    © Johannes Hadersdorfer/TUM
  • NEDS - Nachhaltige Energieversorgung Niedersachsen
    This interdisciplinary project searches for a sustainable way to implement Niedersachsen's energy transition. For this purpose, it constructs and analyzes a detailed numerical economic model. The project is funded by the Volkswagen-Stiftung and Niedersachsen's Ministry for Science and Culture for four years.
    Year: 2015
    Duration: 2015-2019
  • Trans-SEC - Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centered Approach.
    Trans-SEC is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the funding initiative “Securing th e Global Food Supply – GlobE” and embedded in the framework program “National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030”. Seven German research institutes, two CGIAR research centres from Kenya and the USA as well as five Tanzanian institutes are involved in Trans-SEC. Approximately 70 scientists and non-governmental professionals are involved. The coordinator of the project is the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF). The objective of the collaborative research project Trans-SEC is to improve the food situation for the most vulnerable rural poor population in Tanzania. This project is designed to identify successful food securing upgrading strategies and/or innovations along local and regional food value chains, test and adjust them to site-specific sustainable settings, and tailor these concepts to be disseminated for national outreach. After the project lifetime, the results can be implemented at different levels of policy, extension and research. The IUW coordinates work package 3: Food Value Chains and Risk Analysis
    Year: 2013
    Duration: 2013 - 2018
  • HORTINLEA (Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihoods in East Africa) - DIVERSIFYING FOOD SYSTEMS
    More than 20 African, German and international partner organizations collaborate to improve food security and livelihoods in East Africa. This joint research initiative funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the context of the program "GlobE - Global Food Security" is under the aegis of the Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Bokelmann). The IUW is involved in two subprojects: Poverty, vulnerability and coping of vegetable producers and consumers in rural and urban areas of East Africa (subproject 9). Elaborating value chain strategies for indigenous vegetables (subproject 12)
    Year: 2013
    Duration: 2013 - 2018
  • Assessing the direct and induced impacts of biofuel value chain activities at small-scale and village level for domestic and export biofuel value chains
    The objective of this project is to analyze small-scale farmers’ integration into international and domestic biofuel value chains and to assess its impacts on village economy and the environment.
    Year: 2012
  • South African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use (SASSCAL)
    Research projects related to the proposed topic "Sustainable land management under conditions of climate change and land degradation in the arid, semi-arid and sub-humid central southern Africa" are being developed in the context of the BMBF-financed initiative Regional Science Service Centre (RSSC) in the southern African sub-region (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia).
    Year: 2012
    Duration: 2012 - 2016
  • Unravelling the Potential of Neglected Crop Diversity for High-Value Product Differentiation and Income Generation for the Poor: The Case of Chili Pepper (Capsicum spp.) in its Centre of Origin
    The project aimed to develop knowledge and test innovative approaches to enhance the use of native and neglected genetic diversity in order to increase the income of poor farmers and provide for more diversified and sustainable production of native chili pepper varieties in Peru and Bolivia.
    Year: 2012
  • Internationale Märkte für zertifizierte Schutzleistungen: Evaluierung internationaler Finanzierungsleistungen und deren sozioökonomische Implikationen am Beispiel Feuchtgebiete von internationaler Bedeutung (CERPA)
    The goal of the CERPA research project is to evaluate the practicability of international markets for protected area certificates, hence to investigate innovative combinations of ‘protected area approaches’ and ‘PES approaches’. To archive this, it will be tested which role market-based instruments can have within a multi-level governance system, and which institutional changes are required for their introduction, maintenance and integrity.
    Year: 2011
  • Assessment of Certification Systems at Farmer and Trade Levels for Horticultural Products in Thailand (WeGa Subproject 3.9)
    The aim of the project are the following 4 points: To explore opportunities and barriers for developing countries (i.e. Thailand) to enter the European flower and specialized fruit markets. To identify and analyze value chains for selected cut flower and tropical fruit. To identify determinants of adopting certification programs by producers. To assess the role of certification on producer’s welfare, environmental and social aspects
    Year: 2011
  • Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration: Evidence from India and Vietnam
    The broad objective of the research project is to identify, analyze, and address the factors that induce migration through their negative effect on agricultural and rural development in order to improve the livelihood of rural people in the light of environmental change in India and Vietnam
    Year: 2010
  • Impact of shocks on the vulnerability to poverty: consequences for development of emerging Southeast Asian economies. Teilprojekt TP 03 "The capacity of agriculture to adjust to economic crisis and environmental shocks in Thailand and Vietnam"
    Main Targets of this project: Investigating the changing role of agriculture before and after economic crisis in Thailand. Analyzing the capacity of agriculture to adjust to environmental shocks in Vietnam. Comparing and assessing the structural adjustment processes in agriculture in Thailand and Vietnam in view of economic crisis and environmental change. Contribute to advancing the vulnerability concepts by incorporating agricultural household decision models. Advance the concept of risk measurement.
    Year: 2010
  • Potential product markets for niche, high value and gourmet bananas exemplified
    Profiling supply chains and identification of opportunities for marketing banana and plantain and key allies in reaching potential markets. Identifying strategies and models for added value through labeling, certification and niche and high quality markets. Characterization of special nutritional or food properties of agroforest Musa and processed products.
    Year: 2009
  • The Impacts of Forest Coffee Certification Schemes on socio-economic Sustainability: Case studies from Ethiopia, India, and Nicaragua (COFEIN)
    The broad objective of this project is to measure the livelihood impacts of different forest coffee certification schemes on poverty and vulnerability to poverty of smallholder coffee producers in Ethiopia, India, and Nicaragua.
    Year: 2009
  • The role of certification of wild coffee as an incentive for the conservation and sustainable use of coffee forests in the montane rainforests of Ethiopia (COCE II)
    In the context of the project "Conservation and use of the wild populations of Coffea arabica in the montane rainforests in Ethiopia (CoCE II)", the overall objective of this subproject is to evaluate the role of certification of economic activities and marketable products as a fundamental incentive for the conservation and sustainable use of the coffee forests.
    Year: 2007
  • Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EACH-FOR)
    Forced migration is a movement in which an element of coercion exists, including threats to life and livelihood, whether arising from natural or man-made causes (e.g. movements of refugees and internally displaced persons). The changes of natural and man-made environment will probably be the most significant factors among the causes of forced migration. It is essential to get accurate information about the current and future triggers of forced migration in each country of origin and within Europe itself. The two year long project's general objectives are to support European policies, research and the civil society with'forced migration' scenarios, and cooperate with other migration and environment degradation related projects and institutions.
    Year: 2007