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Lebenslauf - Prof. Dr. H. Waibel

Name Prof. Dr. Hermann WAIBEL
Date of birth October 6, 1951
Place of birth Stixenhof, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Nationality German
Civil Status married, two children
Educational Background 1979 MSc Agricultural Economics (Diplom-Agrarökonom) University of Hohenheim, Germany
1984 Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Current Academic Position Director of the Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Research Priorities Impact Assessment of International Research on Food Security and Agriculture; Poverty and Vulnerability in emerging Asian Economies; Pesticide Policies in Developing Countries, Resource and Environmental Economics of Horticultural Systems in Developing Countries with emphasis on Asia; Economics of Integrated Pest Management; Economics of Organic Horticulture
Developing Country Experience Burkina Faso, China, Columbia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Lao-PDR, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Malaysia, Malawi, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Morocco, Paraguay, Philippines (3 yrs), Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Tanzania, Thailand (7 yrs), Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Professional, Management and International Experience
Positions Professor of Development and Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz Universität Hannover (since 2001)
Professor of Economics in Horticulture, Leibniz Universität Hannover, tenured position (1994-2000)
Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen (1991–1994), non-tenured, temporary position
Associate Professor of Farming Systems, Agriculture and Food Engineering Division, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand, (1988–1990)
Deputy Project Manager and Project Economist, Agricultural Development Project in Thailand, Department of Agricultural Extension, Bangkok, Thailand (1984–1988)
Research Associate, Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Zeddies (1982–1984)
Associate Project Economist, Agricultural Development Project in the Philippines, Bureau of Plant Industry with duty stations in Manila, Camarines Sur, Iloilo, Nueva Ecija and Sultan Kudarat (1980–1982)
Management Experience Director of the Institute of Economics in Horticulture, Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz Universität Hannover (since 1998).
Project Director of the Special Research Program on “Vulnerability to Poverty in emerging economies in South East Asia”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (since 2006)
Director of International Programs and Member of the Executive Board of the University of Hannover (2000–2003).
Chairman of the Senate Committee on International Relations of the University of Hannover (2000–2003).
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Center of Business Management and Applied Research in Horticulture in Germany, (1995-2006). The Executive Board consists of high level representatives of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Protection and 16 State (Länder) Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Economics.
Member of the Senate Committee on International Relations of the University of Hannover (1995-2006).
Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Horticulture, University of Hannover (1998-2000).
Member of the Faculty Council in Economics and Management, University of Hannover (2003-2006).
Member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Horticulture, University of Hannover (1997–2000).
Executive Director of the Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany (1993-1994).
Membership in International Boards and Panels Member Steering Committee International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR) on the Future of Biotechnology , Ravello, Italy, June 2008.
Advisory Board "International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability" Essex, UK (J. Pretty: Chief editor)
Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Agricultural Research in Developing Countries, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (Vorsitzender des Fachbeirats der Beratergruppe zur Internationalen Agrarforschung) (2002-2005).
Member of the Advisory Panel on Agricultural Research in Developing Countries, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (Mitglied des Fachbeirats der Beratergruppe zur Internationalen Agrarforschung (1998-2005).
Member of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) and concurrently panel member to the Science Council of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Washington and Rome (2001–2005).
Member of the Governing Council of the FAO-UNEP-World Bank Global IPM Facility at FAO Rome (until 2002).
Advisory Board “GMO Guidelines Project of IOBC”, Geobotanisches Institut der ETH Zürich, Switzerland (until 2003).
Project Director of GTZ sponsored project on pesticide policy reform in developing countries (until 2001).
German liaison scientist for a CGIAR research institute: The West African Rice Development Association (WARDA) (until 1998).
Teaching and Research
Teaching Faculty of Economics and Management: (all courses are taught in English): courses and seminars in Development Economics
Faculty of Horticulture: courses and seminars on Business Management and Investment in Horticulture
Faculty of Landscape Planning and Environmental Development (in German): course on Principles of Economics for Landscape Planners
Reviewer for Scientific Journals • Agrarwirtschaft (German Journal of Agricultural Economics)
• Agricultural Economics
• Agricultural Systems
• Agroforestry Systems
• American Journal of Agricultural Economics
• European Review of Agricultural Economics
• Ecological Economics
• Environment and Development Economics
• Forestry Policy and Economics
• International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
• Journal of Agricultural Extension Education
• Journal of Environmental Management
• Journal of Insect Science and its Applications
• Journal of Plant Pathology and Protection
• Public Administration and Development
• Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture
• World Development
Memberships/Credentials Verein für Socialpolitik (German Association of Economics - Section Development Economics)
International Association of Agricultural Economists
Association of Agricultural Economics and Social Science in Germany
Association of Horticultural Research in Germany
German Association for Agricultural Research in the Tropics and Subtropics
Plant Protection Society of Germany
Scholarship Award of the DAAD for the Philippines (1979)
Major Assignments in International Development and Agricultural Research (since 1990)
2007 Chairman of Scientific Evaluation Panel for funding top scientists at SLU (Sweden)
Member of Evaluation Panel of German Research Association (DFG) to evaluate the Humboldt University Berlin
Member of Evaluation Panel of Leibniz Gemeinschaft Germany to evalaute the Institute of Agrarentwicklung für Mittel und Osteuropa (IAMO) in Halle/Germany
Member of Evaluation Panel of Joint Formas-SIDA/SAREC (Sweden) funded programme for research on sustainable development in developing countries”
2006 Member of Evaluation Panel of the Swedish Research Programme (FORMAS) on Organic Agriculture
Organized Mini-Symposium on the Impact of Natural Resource Management Research at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006
2005 Advisor to the National Research Council of Thailand on Impact Assessment of Scientific Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management
2004 Visiting Scientist at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
2003 Advisor to the Asian Development Bank on Economic Impact of Farmer training in Pakistan
2002 Team Leader of Review Panel of Social Science Research of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Entomology (ICIPE) a research centre affiliated to the CGIAR.
2001 Review of the System-wide Program on Integrated Pest Management of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) together with Prof. Andrew Gutierrez, University of California, Berkley.
Evaluator of the EU-INCO-Dev research proposals for projects related to policy research in developing countries
2000 Lecturer and Resource Person of the UNEP/WHO/FAO International Workshops on Integrated Vector/Pest Management in Health and Agriculture for Central Asia and Russia at St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Lecturer and Resource Person of the EU/FAO Planning Workshop on IPM in Cotton in Asia, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Lecturer and Resource Person to UNEP/WHO/FAO International Workshops on Integrated Vector/Pest Management in Health and Agriculture in SE-Asia at ESCAP/Bangkok
1999 Team leader of a Study on the Impact of IPM of the International Agricultural Research Centers of the CGIAR on behalf of the Impact Assessment and Evaluation Group (IEAG) of the CGIAR, presented at Center's week 1999
Workshop Director of the International Workshop Urban Agriculture (“Putting Urban Agriculture on The Policy Agenda”) in La Havana, Cuba, sponsored by Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung (DSE).
1998 Organized International Workshop on Sustainable Vegetable Production in Asia together with Prof. Vilas Salokhe, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand in preparation for a special research project on Protected Cultivation in Horticulture. The project is sponsored by the German Research Council (DFG) and is implemented at AIT since 2001.
Organized International Workshop on Impact Assessment of IPM, Hannover, Germany in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).
1997 Team Leader of External Review of the Agriculture-Aquaculture Program of the International Center of Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) for Bangladesh and Philippines
1996 Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for Strategic Planning of GTZ’s Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Division, responsible for the field of Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Services and Farm Household Systems (Project Leader: Prof. J. von Braun)
1995 Member of Peer Review Panel of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-IPM network. Funded by the Swiss Development Co-operation (SDC) as advisor for economic aspects, (Panel Chair: Prof. J.C. Zadoks).
Member of the Mid-term Review Team of the World Bank - FAO Training-Project in Indonesia, as consultant for cost benefit analysis of IPM (Team Leader: Prof. J. Waage).
1994 Member of Rice Breeding Program Review of the West African Rice Development Association (WARDA), Senegal and Ivory Coast
1993 Member of International Planning Team for Capacity Building of six Universities in Indonesia outside of Java sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and organized by GTZ; in charge for the Planning of Rural Development Departments
1990 Member of AIT project identification mission for research on sewage fish culture in Calcutta on behalf of British Overseas Development Organization (ODA)
Member of Evaluation of EU-sponsored Seed Multiplication Project in Lao-PDR, responsible for economic assessment. The study was conducted on behalf of the Interim Mekong Committee (IMC) Bangkok.