• Zielgruppen
  • Suche

Research projects - Prof. Dr. H. Waibel

On-going projects

Improving the management of trypanosomiasis in smallholder livestock production systems in tsetse-infested sub-Saharan Africa. Project carried out in collaboration with several research partners as Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (ITM), Free University of Berlin (FUB), Vétérinaires Sans Frontières – Belgium (VSF), Centre International de Recherche-Developpement sur l’Elevage en Zone Subhumide (CIRDES), National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Centre (NAHDIC), University of Pretoria (UP), Direction de l’Elevage du Togo (VetTogo), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (EMU). Sponsor: EU Commission. Duration 2012-2017.

Cost-benefit analysis of sustainability standards in small holder oil palm farming in Sumatra, Indonesia. Sponsor: Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA). Duration 2012-2015.

Sustainable rubber cultivation in the Mekong region (SURUMER): How to balance trade-offs between ecosystem functions, services, and socio-economic constraints in Southern Yunnan (China). Project carried out in collaboration with University of Hohenheim. Sponsor: BMBF / DLR. Duration 2011-2016.

Impact of shocks on the vulnerability to poverty: consequences for development of emerging Southeast Asian economies (Phase II). Project carried out in collaboration with Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, Leibniz Universität Hannover. Sponsor: DFG. Duration 2010-2013. Website

Assessing the potential of fair organic certified products for sustainable livelihoods in developing countries - The case of Black Pepper in India. Sponsor: Leibniz Universität Hannover. Duration 2010-2014.

Economics of African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) management strategies under risk and time preferencies. Sponsor DFG. Duration 2008-2014.


Completed projects

The impact of contract farming in the oil palm industry on poverty reduction: An analysis of supply chain partnership in Sumatra, Indonesia. Duration 2009-2012

The effect of social networks on vulnerability to poverty: A village level case study in Thailand. Duration 2008-2012

Global Agrifood Supply Chain, EU Food Safety Standards and Small-Scale Vegetable Producers: The case of vegetable exports from Kenya. Project carried out in collaboration with ICIPE, Kenya. Sponsor: BMZ, Duration 2005-2008.

Impact of shocks on vulnerability to poverty in Thailand and Vietnam - consequences for emerging economies (Phase I). Project carried out in collaboration with the Universities of Göttingen and Frankfurt (in Germany) as well as Kasetsart University (KU) in Bangkok, Thailand and Centre of Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Duration 2006-2009.

External costs of pesticides in vegetable production in Kenya. PhD Project in collaboration with ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya. Sponsor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Duration 2007-2009.

Food security and poverty alleviation through valuation and governance of river fisheries in Cameroon and Nigeria. Project carried out in collaboration with World Fish Centre, Penang, Malaysia. Sponsor: BMZ, Duration 2006-2009.

Economic study on the role of information in the transition of horticultural firms in adopting organic horticulture practices and establishment of a public research private sector research network in organic horticulture in Germany. Sponsor: Bundesanstalt für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BLE). Duration 2004-2006.

Study and Task Force on the Health Benefits of IPM Programs and their consequences for agricultural and health policies in Nicaragua and other countries in Central America together with the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua and other regional partner. Sponsor: European Commission (EC). Duration 2004-2005.

Impact Assessment of new production technologies and farmer training in cotton in Asia. Sponsored by EU/FAO Regional Office Bangkok. This project is carried out as a network of socioeconomists in six Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines) and with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (collaborator: Dr. Suwanna Praneetvatakul). Cooperation on bioeconomic modeling with the University of California at Berkeley, Chinese National Training and Research Centre Beijing and FAO Regional program on IPM in cotton in Asia. Sponsor: EU/FAO. Duration 2002-2004.

Development of an Internationalization and international student recruitment concept for the University of Hannover and to study the Economic Benefits of Higher Education and International Migration. This project is in connection with my assignment as the university’s Director of International Affairs. Duration 2000–2003.

Environmental Policy Reform in Development Countries: the case of pesticides, in collaboration with research institutions in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Pakistan, Costa Rica; funded by GTZ, Germany, FAO/UNEP and The World Bank. Duration: 1994–2001.

The Economics of well irrigation for vegetable production in the province of Lahj, Yemen; funded by GTZ. Duration 1997–2001.

Pesticide Policy Reform in Pakistan. Study, training workshops and policy meetings, sponsored by UNDP and conducted in collaboration with the Global IPM Facility of FAO and Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Sponsor UNDP. Duration 2000–2001.

Research activities are being continued to finalize a book on agro-environmental policy reform in Pakistan.

Upland Agricultural Development in Vietnam, in collaboration with IRRI, funded by BMZ, 1999-2003. Cooperation with Dr. Sushil Pandey, Economist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Philippines. Research activities are being continued preparing a book on the role of upland rice for food security.

Economics of Post Harvest Development in Vietnam, in collaboration with IFPRI, funded by BMZ. Duration 1999–2001.

The Economics of Desert Locust Control in Africa. Sponsored by GTZ. Duration 1998-2000.

Organization and Management of the World Bank (WB) and Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) Pavilions at the World EXPO 2000 at Hannover. The pavilions displayed themes on development projects in Asia Africa and Latin America. The task was to manage a group of international students of the University of Hannover who had to explain WB and IDB development concepts and projects to EXPO visitors. Duration 2000.

The extension of Cost Benefit Analysis in Irrigation Investments: an explorative study from Rajasthan in India. Sponsor German Development Bank (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau). Duration 1996–1997.

Data and Information requirements to conduct socioeconomic research in organic horticulture in Germany. Sponsor Bundesanstalt für Ernährung (BLE). Duration 2001

The Economics of Transition to Organic Fruit Farming in Northern Germany funded by The Environmental Agency of Hamburg. Duration 2001.

Socioeconomic Value of Traditional Fruit Tree Systems in Germany funded by the German Environment Foundation. Duration 1999–2000.


Completed Ph.D. projects (year of examination)

Cahyadi, Eko Ruddy (2013): Contract farming and risks for smallholders in the oil palm industry in Indonesia.

Gödecke, Theda (2012): Research on vulnerability to poverty: A village case study from Thailand.

Duc, Tung Phung (2012): Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Vietnam: Data Collection Issues, Coping Strategies and Crisis Events.

Tongruksawattana, Songporne (2011): Response of rural farm households to income shocks.

Mausch, Kai (2010): Poverty, inequality and the non-farm economy: The case of rural Vietnam.

Macharia, Ibrahim (2010): External costs of pesticide use in vegetable production in Kenya.

Wu, Lifeng (2010): Interaction effects of new technology and farmer training in cotton in China.

Völker, Marc (2010): Mountain agriculture, natural resource extraction and risk perception: Determinants of vulnerability to poverty in rural Vietnam.

Pananurak, Piyatat (2010): Impact assessment of Farmer Field Schools in cotton production China/India and Pakistan.

Chiwaula, Levison (2009): Assessment of inland fisheries resources in Nigeria.

Witt, Rudolf (2009): The impact of inland fisheries resources management on poverty reduction in Northern Cameroon.

Solomon Asfaw (2008): Global agrifood supply chain, EU foodsafety standards and African small-scale producers – The case of high-value horticultural export from Kenya.

Hardeweg, Bernd (2008): The spatial distribution and interregional dynamics of vegetable production in Thailand.

Krasuaythong, Thanaporn (2008): Technologies adoption in vegetable production in Northern Thailand.

Garming, Hildegard (2008): Pesticides and human health – An economic approach to evaluation.

Affognon, Hippolyte D. (2006): Economic analysis of Trypanocide use in villages under risk of drug resistance in West Africa.

Dirksmeyer, Walter (2006): Ökonomik biologischer Pflanzenschutzverfahren im Freilandgemüsebau.

Pemsl, Diemuth (2005): Economics of agricultural biotechnology in crop protection in developing countries: The case of Bt-cotton in Shandong Province, China.

Mithöfer, Dagmar (2004): Economics of indigenous fruit crops in Zimbabwe.

Abdul-Rahman Saeed, Samir (2002): Economics of irrigation of vegetables and other intensive crops in the province of Lahj, Yemen.

Zander, Katrin (2001): Willingness to pay for traditional fruit tree meadows in two counties of Germany.

Adenew, Berhanu (2000): The costs of soil conservation measures among smallholders in the Hararghe Highlands of Ethiopia.

Emana, Bezabih (2000): The role of improved seeds and fertilizer in food security under risk: The case of smallholders in Eastern Oromya, Ethiopia.

Ajayi, Oluyede (1999): Pesticides and human health: An economic analysis of rice-cotton systems in Northern Côte d’Ivoire.

Jungbluth, Frauke (1999): The economics of pest management of Citrus production in Thailand.

Agne, Stefan (1999): The effect of a pesticide tax on pesticide demand and income in Costa Rica.

Fleischer, Gerd (1998): Economic criteria for pesticide policy assessment.

Kunze, Dagmar (1998): Socio-economic impact of stone terraces in the province of Bam/Burkina Faso.

Horstkotte-Wesseler, Gesa (1998): Small-scale aquaculture and integrated pest management in intensive rice-based farming systems – A socioeconomic analysis of potentials, constraints and interactions.

Purba, Sirman (1997): The economics of rice-fish production systems in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Wesseler, Justus (1996): Economics of introducing fruit trees in the Cordillera Central Northern Luzon, Philippines.

Stoyke, Cord (1995): Economics of de-intensification strategies of cereal-based farms in Northern Germany.