Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn

The Center for Developmental Research (ZEF) is an international and transdisciplinary research institute of the University of Bonn. The ZEF contributes to poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries through research and training. Current ZEF research projects deal with climate change and land use, food security, price volatility of food, extreme poverty, water resources and land degradation, but also migration, ecosystem services and innovations in Africa, Asia and Central Asia. With around 100 researchers and guest scientists, the ZEF works closely with international scientists and experts from the fields of development policy and development cooperation as well as with local partners. The ZEF is one of the most renowned institutes in the world: It is regularly listed by surveys of think tanks among the top 50. The institute accepts around 30 young scientists from all over the world every year in the doctoral program. Within three years they graduate, usually to a research center in their own countries. Currently there are about 150 doctoral students at the ZEF.

 

 

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RESEARCH FOR AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS

RESEARCH FOR AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS

The Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) brings together partners working to ensure a secure food supply in Africa and India.

A project of the Center for Development Research

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Articles

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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Leveraging investment impacts

Leveraging investment impacts

By Heike Baumüller, Christine Husmann, Julia Machovsky-Smid, Oliver Kirui, Justice Tambo

Any initiative whose aim is to reduce poverty in Africa should focus first on agriculture. But what kind of investment has the greatest impact? The use of scientific criteria provides some answers.

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Authors of this partner

Joachim von Braun

Joachim von Braun

Prof Dr Joachim studied agricultural sciences and 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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Christine Husmann

Christine Husmann

Dr. Christine Husmann works as Senior Researcher at the Center for Developmental Research (ZEF) University of Bonn.

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Heike Baumüller

Heike Baumüller

Dr. Heike Baumüller is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, operates and coordinates the accompanying research for agricultural innovation (PARI).

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Oliver Kirui

Oliver Kirui

Dr. Oliver Kirui from Kenya is a senior researcher at the Center for Developmental Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn.

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Julia Machovsky-Smid

Julia Machovsky-Smid

Julia Machovsky-Smid is a project administrator for agricultural research (PARI) at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn.

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Justice Tambo

Justice Tambo

Dr. Justice Tambo from Ghana is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn.

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