Dr. Andreas Quiring has been Director of the Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA) since 2008 in the educational center of the German agriculture e.V.. In this function, he is responsible for the education work of the AHA, which since 1949 has been accompanying people and organizations in the agrarian sector in development and change processes. Quiring studied agricultural sciences at the University of Bonn. In his doctorate on agricultural policy he studied the transformation of the agriculture of Eastern Europe after the Fall of the Wall. In addition to research, he also assumed responsibility for policy advice on EU integration. As an editor for the management, agricultural policy and marketing of the largest German agricultural trade magazine, Top Agrar, and subsequently as a specialist subject manager for economy of the German Agricultural Society (DLG), he received in-depth insights into national and international agricultural development and political and civil society decision-making processes.