Joachim von Braun

Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer

Joachim von Braun studied agricultural sciences in Bonn and was awarded a doctorate from the University of Göttingen for his thesis on food security in developing countries. After various periods conducting research in Africa, Russia and China, he was appointed Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn in 1997. He currently heads the Center’s Department for Economic and Technological Change. He became Vice-President of the German NGO Welthungerhilfe in 2012.

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The Big Bang is possible

The Big Bang is possible

Interview with Joachim von Braun

Happy youngsters in rural areas, green development and the connection to the digital age – professor Joachim von Braun believes in this future sceneraio for Africa. For three decades the agricultural scienties has been researching how politics can create prosperty on the continent. 

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