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Funded projects

PhD Research Scholarship

Take a closer look on all the projects in this booklet, which was prepared for the ATSAF Academy Networking Event in September 2023.

Arevalo, Ashly

University of Hohenheim, PD Dr. Frank Rasche / CIMMYT, Dr. Hannes Karwat

Topic: Wheat genotype adaptation to heat and drought stress and its implication on rhizosphere metabolome and microbiome dynamics
Country of Operation: Mexico
Nationality: Colombian

Asravor, Jacob

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Manfred Zeller / IITA, Dr. Alexander Nimo Wiredu

Topic: Integrated soil fertility management, farm performance and household welfare: evidence from smallholder farmers in Mozambique
Country of Operation: Mozambique
Nationality: Ghanaian

Publications:

Awoke, Mahlet Degefu

ZALF, PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / ICRAF, Dr. Anthony A. Kimaro

Topic: Developing an assessment framework along the agroforestry: food security nexus: sustainable dryland strategies for people-centered land restoration in Tanzania
Country of Operation: Tanzania
Nationality: Ethiopian

Publications:

Baldivieso Soruco, Carla

ZALF, PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / WorldFish, Dr. Mark Dubois

Topic: Collective action and governance of aqua agroecological food systems in Cambodia
Country of Operation: Cambodia
Nationality: Bolivian

Publications:

Balingbing, Carlito

University of Kassel, Prof. Dr. Oliver Hensel / IRRI, Dr. Nguyen Van Hung

Topic: Enhanced monitoring and classification on insect pests in stored rice based on their sound signature
Country of Operation: Philippines
Nationality: Filipino

Beck, Lilian-Marleen

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Claudia Bieling / ICRAF, Dr. Delia Catacutan

Topic: Inter-organizational learning to foster co-development and implementation of agroforestry innovations in Cambodia
Country of Operation: Cambodia
Nationality: German

Bisia, Collins Muhadia†

KIT, Prof Dr. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl / ILRI, Dr. Sonja Leitner

Topic: Water pans as multifunctional components of climate-smart landscapes in semiarid regions
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan

Bochmann, Helena

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Prof. Dr. Uwe Rascher / IRRI, Dr. Amelia Henry

Topic: The long-term effect of rice lateral root types on drought recovery and yield
Country of Operation: Philippines
Nationality: German

Publications:

Chavez Miguel, Giovanna

ZALF, PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / CIP, Dr. Stef de Haan

Topic: Agroecology as a territorial governance strategy for rural reconstruction and resilience-building in the aftermath of shocks and crises
Country of Operation: Peruvian and Colombian Andes
Nationality: Mexican
In cooperation with Junior Scientists Juan Tomailla, Janika Hämmerle and María José Cordero Fernández

Publications:

Dambo, Geckem

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIMMYT, Dr. Matthew Reynolds

Topic: Remotely sensed spectral indices as indicator of climate resilience in wheat breeding context
Country of Operation: Mexico
Nationality: Malawian
In cooperation with Junior Scientist Deena Thankachan and Ilaria Parente

Deissler, Luzia

University of Hannover, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grote / ICRAF, Dr. Kai Mausch

Topic: Drivers of change: understanding the process of complex technology adoption in Sub Saharan Africa
Country of Operation: Kenya and Zambia
Nationality: German

Puplications:

Do, Hoa Thi

University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Eike Lüdeling / ICRAF, Dr. Nguyen La

Topic: Transisitoning to tree-based farming systems – Exploring barriers to agroforestry uptake among smallholder farmers in Northwest Vietnam
Country of Operation: Vietnam
Nationality: Vietnamese

Hossain, Md. Shahadat

University of Gießen, Prof. Dr. Franco Falcone / ILRI, Dr. Philip Toye and Dr. Lian Thomas

Topic: Development of a fluorescent RBL reporter system for diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis
Country of Operation: Germany
Nationality: Bangladeshi

Publications:

Islam, Md. Amirul

University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker / CIMMYT, Dr. Timothy J. Krupnik

Topic: CropShift-Bangladesh: Significance of newly emerged cropping systems in supply demand synchrony and crop nutrient management strategy
Country of Operation: Bangladesh
Nationality: Bangladeshi

Joseph, Jacob Emanuel

University of Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Reimund Paul Rötter / ICRISAT, Prof. Dr. Anthony Whitbread

Topic: Understanding the climate-induced crop production risks and designing on-farm level agro-advisory tools in the drylands of Senegal and Tanzania
Country of Operation: Senegal and Tanzania
Nationality: Tanzanian

Publications:

Lienert, Anja

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Christian Lippert / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Stefan Burkart

Topic: A system’s perspective on adoption barriers and potential upscaling paths for the sustainable intensification of cattle husbandry in the Colombian Amazon
Country of Operation: Colombia
Nationality: German
In cooperation with Junior Scientist Adrian Lüdtke

Maina, Kevin Wanjau

University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim / ILRI, Dr. Elizaphan James Oburu Rao

Topic: Assessment of farmers’ preferences for bundled delivery of East Coast Fever vaccine amongst smallholder dairy producers in Kenya
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan

Mbabazi, Esther Gloria

University of Kiel, Prof. Dr. Awudu Abdulai / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Enoch M.Kikulwe

Topic: The adoption and impacts of banana agronomic practices on the livelihoods of rural smallholder farmers in Uganda
Country of Operation: Uganda
Nationality: Ugandan

Oloo, Richard Dooso

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Mizeck Chagunda / ILRI, Dr. Ally Okeyo Mwai

Topic: Assessment of resilience to environmental disturbances and the associated genetic progress in dairy cattle performing in sub-Saharan Africa
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan

Publications:

Pandey, Ambika

University of Gießen, Prof. Dr. Michael Frei / IRRI, Dr. Jauhar Ali

Topic: Understanding the genetic and physiological basis of arsenic responses and exclusion in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Country of Operation: Philippines
Nationality: Nepalese

Paudel, Gokul Prasad

University of Hannover, PD Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen / CIMMYT, Dr. Jordan Chamberlin

Topic: Examining the interlinkages between water, agriculture, and poverty in the Indo-Gangetic Basin of South Asia
Country of Operation: Nepal
Nationality: Nepalese

Publications:

Seidel, Anna

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Regina Birner / ILRI, Dr. Todd Crane

Topic: Assessment of the adaptation strategies of dromedary pastoralists under climate variability in northern Kenya
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: German

Surendran Padmaja, Subash

University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim / CIMMYT, Dr. Vijesh V. Krishna

Topic: Economic and environmental impacts of laser land leveling technology in the Indo-Gangetic Plains
Country of Operation: India
Nationality: Indian

Publications:

Tiozon, Rhowell Jr.

MPI, Prof. Dr. Alisdair Fernie / IRRI, Dr. Nese Sreenivasulu

Topic: Genetic diversity of pigmented rice and its nutritional benefits
Country of Operation: Philippines
Nationality: Filipino

Publications:

Volk, Johanna

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIP, Dr. Maria Andrade

Topic: Model-supported identification of phenotypic traits and development of a field-based screening tool for salinity tolerant sweet potato clones
Country of Operation: Mozambique
Nationality: German
In cooperation with Junior Scientist Jane Cypriyana Pedinedi Jerald and Eugenio Giacopelli, Theresa Schilbert and Dhruv Patel