SUPPORTED DISSERTATIONS
DR. HERMANN EISELEN PH.D. PROGRAM
IN AFRICA

A total of 57 dissertations were supported in Africa.

For field research in Bénin a total of 2 dissertations were supported:

  • Agossou, Hernaude V. K. , Performance assessment of a bamboo-drip irrigation system - a contribution to water productivity improvement West Africa , 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Nafi, Eeusha , Interactive Tillage & Crop Residue Management Effects on Soil Properties, Crop Nutrient Uptake & Yield in different weathered Ssoils of West Africa – Measurements, Modelling & Scenario Simulations, 2020 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Burkina Faso a total of 2 dissertations were supported:

  • Germer, Aminata, Food habits and nutrition security in West Africa. Practices from Southwestern Burkina Faso, 2020 Summary as View-PDF
  • Nafi, Eeusha , Interactive Tillage & Crop Residue Management Effects on Soil Properties, Crop Nutrient Uptake & Yield in different weathered Soils of West Africa – Measurements, Modelling & Scenario Simulations, 2020 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Ethiopia a total of 20 dissertations were supported:

  • Abtew, Wosene Gebreselassie , Characterization of Genetic Variation among Ethiopian Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Genotypes , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Assfaw, Tesfamicheal Wossen, Climate Variability, Social Capital and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Household Level Assessment of Potential Impacts and Adaptation Options , 2015 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
  • 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
  • Belete, Tatek Woldu, Optimizing community-based breeding for indigenous goat breeds in Ethiopia, 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
  • Girma Kelboro, Unraveling the Parks and People Dichotomy. Local Interests and Conflicts in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gonfa, Ashinie Bogale, Effects of alternate furrow irrigation on physiological response, agronomic performance and physio-chemical quality of tomato cultivars, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Guta, Dawit Diriba , Bio-Based Energy, Rural Livelihoods and Energy Security in Ethiopia, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Jemal, Omarsherif Mohammed , The role of local agroforestry practices for enhancing food and nutrition security of smallholding farming households: The case of Yayu area, southwestern Ethiopia, 2018 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
  • 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
  • Keflie, Tibebeselassie Seyoum , Nutrition and tuberculosis in Ethiopia: The role of vitamin D2derived from sun exposed oyster mushroom on the treatment outcomes of tuberculosis, 2019 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nyang’au, Isaac Mbeche , Boundary Work and Agricultural Innovation Systems. Stakeholder Interaction and Learning using an example of Push-pull Technology in Ethiopia , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Shimeles, Damene Shiene, Effectiveness of soil and water conservation measures for land restoration in the Wello area, northern Ethiopian highlands, 2012 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
  • Usman, Muhammed Abdella, Water, Sanitation and Agriculture. Linkages and Impacts on Health and Nutrition Outcomes in rural Ethiopia, 2017 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Ghana a total of 9 dissertations were supported:

  • Akudugu, Jonas Ayaribilla , Organising and Implementing Local Economic Development Initiatives at the District level in Ghana , 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Benefoh, Daniel Tutu, Assessing land-use dynamics in a Ghanaian cocoa landscape, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bukari, Kaderi Noagah, Farmer-herder relations in Ghana: Interplay of environmental change, conflict, cooperation and social networks, 2017 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
  • Mpanga Kwadwo, Isaac, Fertilization Strategies to Improve the Plant Growth-Promoting Potential of Microbial Bio-Effectors , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mwingyine, Darius Tuonianuo, Emergent land commodification and intergenerational land relations in Northwestern Ghana, 2019 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
  • Okyere, Charles Yaw, Water Quality in Multipurpose Water Systems, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Outcomes in Ghana, 2017 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schulz, Karsten Alexander, Institutional Pathways to Transformative Climate Change Adaptation in Ghana, 2017 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Kenia a total of 14 dissertations were supported:

  • Andeltová, Lucie, Action-based and outcome-based payments for environmental services. An experimental auction for tree planting contracts in Kenya, 2018 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kamau, Juliet Wanjiku , Sustainability of organic and non-organic smallholder farms in Kenya, 2018 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kariuki, Lucy Wanjiru , Cultural food taboos, dietary pattern, consumption of non-food items and the potential of underutilized vegetables in reducing micronutrient malnutrition in pregnant women in Kenya , 2019 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kihiu, Evelyne Nyathira, Pastoral Practices, Economics, and Institutions of Sustainable Rangeland Management in Kenya, 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
  • Mburu, Samuel Kahumu, Incomes and Asset Poverty Dynamics and Child Health among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya, 2016 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wambui Muriithi, Beatrice, Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya. Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Wambui Njiraini, Georgina , Water Policy in South Africa. Effects, Impacts, and the Associated Transaction Costs in the Olifants Basin, 2016 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Malawi a total of 3 dissertations were supported:

  • Kamanda, Josey Ondieki, Activating institutional innovations for hunger and poverty reduction: Potential of applied international agricultural research, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kankwamba, Henry, Economic disruptions, markets and food security, 2020 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

For field research in Mali a total of 1 dissertation was supported:

  • Traoré, Sékou Amadou, Contribution of cattle breeds to household livelihoods and food security in southern Mali, 2017 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Rwanda a total of 1 dissertation was supported:

  • Musafiri, Ildephonse, The Determinants of Long-Term Growth in Smallholder Agriculture in Rwanda: An Intergenerational Analysis, 2017 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in South Africa a total of 2 dissertations were supported:

  • 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
  • Orford, Rohan , A Study of Pasture Cropping as an Alternative Cropping System for Sub-Saharan Africa , 2020 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
  • Simon, Michael, Resource Allocation for Health in Tanzania - Determinants and Development Implications, 2015 Summary as View-PDF

For field research in Uganda a total of 4 dissertations were supported:

  • Adong, Annet, Armed Conflicts and Forced Displacements: Incentives and Consequences on Consumption and Social Preferences, 2021 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
  • 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
  • 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

Without any direct country connection in Sub-Saharian Africa a total of 4 dissertations were supported:

  • Gemenet, Dorcus Chepkesis, Towards understanding the genetics of tolerance to low soil phosphorus conditions in West African pearl millet, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mponela, Powell, Options for sustainable agricultural intensification in maize mixed farming systems: Explorative ex-ante assessment using multi-agent system simulation, 2021 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
  • 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