DR. HERMANN EISELEN PH.D. RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM

Since 2011 the doctoral programs at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn and at the Food Security Center in Hohenheim (FSC) have been supported by the Foundation fiat panis in the area of food security and the fight against rural poverty. The promotion of doctoral students will improve the research and implementation capacity in the field of food security and poverty reduction in the medium term, in particular in developing countries and in relevant public sector bodies, science, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. The development of technological and institutional innovations for food security in countries with poor agricultural productivity and a high degree of food deficit and malnutrition are also promoted.

The funding program aims at a general problem in applied research with developing countries: the chronic underfunding of the research of qualified young scientists in the field of food security and rural development. It is explicitly underlined that the requested funding program does not include scholarships, but exclusively provides research funding for doctoral candidates who are selected as highly qualified and are already endowed with a scholarship.

In addition, the Foundation fiat panis supports a number of joint training courses between the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn and the Food Security Center (FSC) in Hohenheim on important, interdisciplinary qualifications: workshops on knowledge transfer, leadership skills, change management, research ethics and participation at the Food Security Colloquium on the occasion of the World Food Day at the University of Hohenheim.

Since the start in 2011 of the support of the ZEF Doctoral Study Program in Bonn and the doctoral program of the Food Security Center in Hohenheim by the Foundation fiat panis, more than 120 doctoral students have been supported. 66 of the doctoral theses are already successfully completed.

Completed dissertations of the Dr. Hermann Eiselen Ph.D. research support:

  • Siriwardane-de Zoysa, Rapti, Sambandam: Cooperation, Contestation, and Coastal Lifeworlds in Postwar Sri Lanka, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Falkenberg, Timo, Wastewater-Irrigated Urban Agriculture in the Context of WASH in Ahmedabad, India, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Okyere, Charles Yaw, Water Quality in Multipurpose Water Systems, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Outcomes in Ghana, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Benefoh, Daniel Tutu, Assessing land-use dynamics in a Ghanaian cocoa landscape, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ergashev, Alisher, Analysis of fuit and vegetable supply, demand, diet quality and nutrition in Uzbekistan, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Hasan, Mohammad Monirul, Investment in health within the agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene nexus for rural households in Bangladesh, 2018 Summary as View- PDF
  • Usman, Muhammed Abdella, Water, Sanitation and Agriculture. Linkages and Impacts on Health and Nutrition Outcomes in rural Ethiopia, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Rukundo, Emmanuel Nshakira, Effects of community-based health insurance on child health outcomes and utilisation of preventive health services. Evidence from rural south-western Uganda, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Akhtar, Fazlullah, Water availability and demand analysis in the Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gil, Juliana Dias Bernardes: Land Use Change, Agricultural Intensification and Low-Carbon Agricultural Practices in Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Traoré, Sékou Amadou: Contribution of cattle breeds to household livelihoods and food security in southern Mali, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kawo, Samuel Tuffa: Estimating grass productivity under different clipping frequencies and rainfall amount: implications for rangeland responses to climate change, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kurtz, Ditmar Bemerado: Management of excess standing biomass in Argentinean grasslands to increase grass and livestock productivity., 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schulz, Karsten Alexander, Institutional Pathways to Transformative Climate Change Adaptation in Ghana, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Nero, Bertrand Festus, Urban green spaces enhance carbon sequestration and conserve biodiversity in cities of the Global South, case of Kumasi, Ghana, 2017 Summary as View- PDF
  • Musafiri, Ildephonse, The Determinants of Long-Term Growth in Smallholder Agriculture in Rwanda, An Intergenerational Analysis, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Graw, Valerie Annemarie Martine, Interlinkages of Land Degradation, Marginality and Land Use Cover Change in Kenya. Development of an interdisciplinary framework using remote sensing and GIS, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Qiu Chen, Biomass Energy Economics and Rural Livelihoods in Sichuan, China, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Adhikari, Narayan Prasad, Spatial variation of biomass energy supply and demand in rural Nepal, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kaewtapee, Chanwit, Evaluation of Amino Acid Digestibility Values of Protein Feedstuffs and Dietary Protein Content in Combination with Probiotic Supplementation in Growing Pigs, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Okumu, Willis, Meanings of violence and its impacts on the socio-political relations among the Turkana and Samburu of Baragoi, Northern Kenya, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jiaxin Tan, Industrial water pollution in the Yellow River Delta of China: a communication interface approach, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Sonam Tashi, The prospects of organic farming in Bhutan, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gessesse, Tigist Araya, Above- and belowground carbon stocks in semi-arid land-use systems under integrated watershed management in Gergera watershed, Ethiopia, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Belete, Tatek Woldu, Optimizing community-based breeding for indigenous goat breeds in Ethiopia, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Musyoki, Mary Kamaa, Impacts of the fungal bio-control agent Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. strigae on plant beneficial microbial communities in the maize rhizosphere, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mburu, Samuel Kahumu, Incomes and Asset Poverty Dynamics and Child Health among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Sophoanrith Ro, Potential of organic manures in rainfed lowland rice-based production systems on sandy soils of Cambodia, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Swaminathan, Divya Rajeswari, Agricultural transformation and indigenous communities - A case study of the Soliga Communities in the montane forests, Southern India, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kirui, Oliver Kiptoo, Economics of Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management and Poverty in Eastern Africa. The Extent, Drivers, Costs and Impacts, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kuusaana, Elias Danyi, Large-scale land acquisitions for agricultural investments in Ghana - implications for land markets and smallholder farmers, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Singh, Ruchika, Actors’, Ideas and Ideational Realm in Irrigation Management: The Case of Decentralization in Madhya Pradesh, India, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Njiraini, Georgina Wambui, Water Policy in South Africa. Effects, Impacts, and the Associated Transaction Costs in the Olifants Basin, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kihiu, Evelyne Nyathira, Pastoral Practices, Economics, and Institutions of Sustainable Rangeland Management in Kenya, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Muema, Esther Kathini, Abundance and diversity of total and nitrifying prokaryotes as influenced by biochemical quality of organic inputs, mineral nitrogen fertilizer and soil texture in tropical agro-ecosystems, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Udomkun, Patchimaporn, Increasing nutritional value of papaya (Carica papaya L.) by optimizing pretreatment and drying parameters, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Khin Latt, Yadana, Effects of elevated soil temperature and altered precipitation patterns on N-cycling and production of N2O and CO2 in an agricultural soil, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kamanda, Josey Ondieki, Activating institutional innovations for hunger and poverty reduction: Potential of applied international agricultural research, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Manasboonphempool, Areeya, A microeconomic analysis of household forest plantation in the northern uplands of Vietnam: Contributions to payments for environmental services policy, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gemenet, Dorcus Chepkesis, Towards understanding the genetics of tolerance to low soil phosphorus conditions in West African pearl millet, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam, Impact of Technological Innovation on the Poor. Integrated Aquaculture-Agriculture in Bangladesh, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schachtsiek, Tilman, Exploring the potential of multipurpose tree species for revegetating abandoned cropping sites in the lower Amu Darya Basin, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Dörendahl, Esther Irene, Boundary Work for Collaborative Water Resources Management. Conceptual and Empirical Insights from a South African Case Study, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Guta, Dawit Diriba , Bio-Based Energy, Rural Livelihoods and Energy Security in Ethiopia, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jin Zhang, Crop management options to reduce nitrogen pollution in Liangzihu lake basin, Central China, 2016 Summary as View-PDF
  • Grüzmacher, Monica, Understanding ecological change through palm use and management, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Eshtawi, Tamer, Integrated hydrologic modeling as a key for sustainable development planning of urban water resources in the semi-arid watersheds of the Gaza Strip, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Baumgartner, Philipp W. M., The impacts of large-scale land-acquisition in East Africa on poverty reduction and the rural economy: Studies in Ethiopia and Uganda, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Tigabu Degu Getahun, Industrial Clustering, Firm Performance and Employee Welfare: Evidence from the Shoe and Flower Cluster in Ethiopia, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Viveros Añorve, José Luis, The Opportunity Cost of Financing Oportunidades. A General Equilibrium Assessment for Poverty Reduction in Mexico, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Girma Kelboro, Unraveling the Parks and People Dichotomy. Local Interests and Conflicts in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Haoran Yang, Land Rental Market and Rural Economic Development: Evidence from Rural Chongqing, China, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Djanibekov, Utkur, Trees, crops, and rural livelihoods: Afforestation of marginal croplands in Uzbekistan, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Yi Zhang, Impacts of Rural-urban Migration on Demographic Transition, Human Capital Investment and Agricultural Productivity in China’s Rural Areas, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Simon, Michael, Resource Allocation for Health in Tanzania - Determinants and Development Implications, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Towett, Erick Kibet, Prediction of soil properties for agricultural and environmental applications from infrared and X-ray soil spectral properties, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bati, Bekele Megersa, Climate change, cattle herd vulnerability and food insecurity: Adaptation through livestock diversification in the Borana pastoral system of Ethiopia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mohammed, Hasen Yusuf, The influence of land use and cover changes on the pastoral rangeland systems of southern Ethiopia - How much woody cover is enough?, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jati, Ignasius Radix Astadi Praptono, Improving the consumption pattern, dietary assessment tool, and food quality: An integrated approaches to enhance nutrition security in Indonesia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mersha, Sintayehu Yigrem, Contribution of cattle and dairy products to smallholder farming systems, household income and nutrition in southern Ethiopia, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ilukor, John, An analysis of institutional arrangement for providing animal health services: A theoretical framework and empirical evidence from Kenya and Uganda, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mounde, Lenard Gichana, Understanding the role of plant growth promoting bacteria on sorghum growth and biotic suppression of Striga infestation, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Navneet Kumar, Impacts of Climate Change and Land-use Change on the Water Resources of the Upper Kharun Catchment, Chhattisgarh, India, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Maksud Bahodirovich Bekchanov, Efficient water allocation and water conservation policy modeling in the Aral Sea Basin, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Boaz Shaban Waswa, Assessment of land degradation patterns in western Kenya: Implications for restoration and rehabilitation, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Beatrice Wambui Muriithi, Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya. Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements, 2014 Summary as View-PDF

RESEARCH FUNDING

Funding Guidlines

Applications for research projects should be submitted by professors, directors, and doctoral supervisors.


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Research projects

The Foundation fiat panis initiates and supports research projects for development-related agricultural and nutritional research.


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Master program

The Foundation fiat panis awards travel grants for master theses at the University of Hohenheim, which are focussed to end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

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Ph. D. research support

The Foundation provides research funding for doctoral students for development-relevant work at the ZEF, Bonn and the FSC, Hohenheim.

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Workshops / Congresses / Symposia

The discussion of scientific results and the exchange of scientists is an important starting point to stimulate the generation of new research agenda.


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