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Supported thesis 2010 – 2014
Hermann Eiselen Scholarship Program

In the sponsorship year 2014 the following 17 supported theses were completed:

  • Berger, Maximilian, Grazing behavior and movement patterns of Nellore beef cattle in three different pastoral systems in westerrn Paraná, Brazil, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Camacho, Verena, Assessment of the nutritional status of school children aged 7 to 11 years in rural areas of Central Burkina Faso, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Deffner, Domenica, An analysis of a bean seed distribution experiment and estimation of willingness to pay for improved bean seeds in Madagascar, 2015 Summary as View- PDF
  • Ebile, Pride Anya, An Institutional analysis of the Transition from Food Supply System to Biomass Supply System: A case study of cassava in Nigeria, 2015 Summary as View- PDF
  • Eitzenhöffer, Ramona, Assessment of the nutritional status of pregnant women in rural areas of central Burkina Faso, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Fenn, Lena, Access and Availability of Local Foods for Promoting Sustainable Diets in Rural South Africa - An Analysis of Food Sourcing and Pricing within the Formal and Informal Food Retailer Sector based on Households’ Food Purchasing Patterns, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Fischer, Sahrah, The baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in southern Kenya - a study on status, distribution, use, and importance in Taita Taveta County, 2015 Summary as View- PDF
  • Herzog, Julia, The role of agro-food production in contributing to sustainable diets in rural South Africa - A qualitative study of farmers’ perceptions, 2015 Summary as View- PDF
  • Kand, Deepashree, Comparison of in vitro and in vivo methane production from improved and traditional rations of dairy cows in India, 2015 Summary as View- PDF
  • Kofler, Julian, Evaluating the potential of indigenous plants against the banana weevil as an alternative to synthetic carbofuran, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mañas Jiménez, Alvaro, Assessing the potential of wildlife corridors as mitigation measures for human-elephant conflicts in rubber-dominated landscapes, 2015 Summary as View- PDF
  • Melichar, Paul-Friedemann, Effects of natural cytokinins on the efficacy of macropropagation techniques in plantain, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Petrova, Ioana, Erfassung der Gasverluste während der Blattneubildungsphase des Kautschukbaums (Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg.) (Detection of the gas losses during the leaf regeneration phase of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg.)) , 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schweikle, Jonathan, Optimization of pyrolysis temperature for Biochar Production from Different Feedstock, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Wagner, Sigrun, Ecological comparison of carbon neutral certified and non-certified coffee farms in the Los Santos Valley, Costa Rica, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Wassie, Shimels, The effect of different carbohydrate and nitrogen sources on feed intake, nitrogen balance and performance of growing sheep, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Zalwert, Robin, Local governance of agriculture and nutrition programmes for achieving sustainable diets in Vaalharts, South Africa, 2016 Summary as View-PDF

In the sponsorship year 2013 the following 8 supported theses were completed:

  • Agbahey, Johanes U. I., Price transmission and supply chain analysis of fertilizer in Ethiopia, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Brobbey, Solomon Mensah, Scoping sustainable diets in rural South African communities - Adults and adolescents’ perceptions of food security and local food system, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Dolch, Erik, Growth and Development of Acrocomia Palms in South-East Paraguay, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Gebhardt, Otilie, Participative terrain mapping as basis for scientific field trials relating to food security in Ilolo, Tanzania, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Lienert, Anja, Acceptance of local farmers towards resource efficient production methods at the Itaparica reservoir in Northeast Brazil, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Loveless, Stephanie, Establishing WMAs in Tanzania: The role of community-level participation in the making of Randileni WMA, 2014 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schweizer, Steffen, Evaluation of soil physical properties under long-term organic and conventional agricultural systems in Central India, 2015 Summary as View-PDF
  • Windisch, Saskia Helen, Effects of repeated bunch trampling by grazing cattle on the botanical composition of Argentinean grasslands, 2015 Summary as View-PDF

In the sponsorship year 2012 the following 16 supported theses were completed:

  • Biegert, Konni, Saatgut mit Starthilfe: Eine explorative Untersuchung zu Anwendung von „Seed Balls“ im Senegal (Seeds with start-up aid: An explorative study on the application of "Seed Balls" in Senegal), 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Biller, Christopher, Smallholders’ participation in high value agricultural markets: Potentials and constraints - a case study in the area of Butuan, Philippines, 2013 Summary as View- PDF
  • Brand, Forrest, Knowledge and utilization of non-timber forest products and their contribution to mid-hill farming systems of the Shivapuri Massif, Nepal, 2013 Summary as View- PDF
  • Hempel, Judith, Characterization of morphological and chemical traits of Bactris gasipaes fruits with special reference to their carotenoid composition, 2013 Summary as View- PDF
  • Intani, Kiatkamjon, Non-destructive mango quality assessment using image processing: a nowel, low-cost technology for the fruit handling industry in Thailand, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kofler, Julian, Possibility of increasing the abundance of inflorescences and fruit retention of the north-western Vietnamese mango variety Hôi by choosing the most appropriate cropping system, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Laeis, Gabriel, Local food systems and responsible tourism: A strategy to strengthen rural livelihoods? - A case study from South Africa, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Mühlena, Jan, Seed ball technology development for application in pearl millet production systems in semi-arid Senegal, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Müller, Jonatan, Assessing the Salience, Credibility and Legitimacy of a land use model in the NMR of Vietnam, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Munder, Simon, Improving thermal conversion properties of rice straw by briquetting, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Ndoping, Tande Matthew, An assessment of institutional and governance structures to achieve a socially and financially sustainable model for smallholder farming cooperatives - Case study from South Africa, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Raible, Marc, Ausweitung des Nahrungsangebotes in Paraguay durch bessere Verwertung von Acrocomia aculeata, mittels Optimierung des Trocknungsprozesses der Pulpa (Expansion of the food supply in Paraguay by better utilization of Acrocomia aculeata, by optimizing the drying process of the pulp), 2012 Summary only in German as View-PDF
  • Sandlj, Milica, Quantifying wild meat demand and availability in Hue, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schilly, Ayla, Screening root-endophyte diversity in Musa spp. to manage Fusarium oxysprorum f. sp. cubense, the causal agent of Fusarium wilt of banana, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Straube, Benjamin, Development of turning devices for drying of paddy rice in the Philippines, 2013 Summary as View-PDF
  • Wittmann, Katharina, Analysis of chemical, physical and botanical properties of Quillaja honey in order to support Fair Trade honey production in Chile, 2013 Summary as View- PDF

In the sponsorship year 2011 the following 17 supported theses were completed:

  • Atanga, Ngufor Lorimore, Assessing the Sustainability of Different Livestock Production Systems of Small Farm Holders in Amibara District, Afar Region, Ethiopia, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Auber, Julia, Influence of Mango Trees on Soil Fertility in Intercropping Systems in North-West Vietnam, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Baumgartner, Sabine Anne Angela Katrin, Comparing mono-specific and multispecies mammalian herbivory in a South African savanna, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Birkenberg, Athena, Forest Access and Governance: A case study on Karen community forestry in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, 2012 Summary as View- PDF
  • Blank, Daniel, Evaluation of Soil Fertiliiy in a minimum-till Maize Farming System using Permanent Planting Stations Practiced by Smallholders in Western Central Zimbabwe, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Breuer, Beatrice, Effects of Vegetation Type and Species Composition on Carbon Stocks in semi-arid Ethiopian Savannahs, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Dhakal, Ganesh, Risk attitudes and risk management strategies of farm households in Northern Vietnam, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Eisele, Julia, Das Potential radiometrischer Daten zur Bestimmung der verfügbaren Kaliumvorräte in Böden Nordthailands (The potential of radiometric data for the determination of the available potassium reserves in soils of northern Thailand), 2012 Summary as View- PDF
  • Glatzle, Sarah, Relationship between vegetation type, soil type, soil moisture and carbon stocks in semiarid Ethiopian Savannahs, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Hagel, Heinrich Karl, Local soil knowledge in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region - a case study among different ethnic groups, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Kipp, Alexandra, Optimising Canopy Light Interception and Nitrogen Distribution for Improved Adaptation of Wheat Crops to Drought, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Langford, Elizabeth, Effects of Cytokinins and Mechanical Methods on Propagation of Musa (ABB) CV. ’ Nam Wa’ in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, 2012 Summary as View- PDF
  • Nunez Burbano de Lara, Maria Daniela, Changes in traditional cultivation and use of maguey (Agave spp.) and nopal (Opuntia spp.) in the Upper Mezquital Valley of Mexico: Relevance for sustainabel livelihoods, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Obermaier, Svea, The Role of Agriculture in a Changing World. Vulnerability and Sustainability of Rural Poor Households in Makrugbeh, Northern Sierra Leone, 2012 Summary as View- PDF
  • Rathjen, Lena, Effects of management practices on carbon allocation in semi-arid savannahs of the Borana Region, Ethiopia, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Reinhardt, Nadja, Water regime in paddy rice systems in Northern Vietnam, 2012 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schaffert, Angela, Agrobiodiversity and its Importance in Homegardens of Hill Tribes in Xishuangbanna, SW China, 2012 Summary as View-PDF

In the sponsorship year 2010 the following 16 supported theses were completed:

  • Berweck, Sonja, Spatial price transmission analysis selected maize and wheat markets in Ethiopia, 2010 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bökle, Sebastian, Influence of fertilization and crop history on soil properties and microbial societies and its’ relation to population density of Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth., in the Kati district of Mali, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bosch, Christine, Impact assessment of a bio fuel plantation in Madagascar using household panel data, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Branch, Oliver, Assessing soil carbon stocks in the Mae Sa Noi subwatershed, 2010 Summary as View-PDF
  • Bui, Kim Anh, The role of social network for credit access of rural poor households in northern Vietnam, 2010 Summary as View-PDF
  • Contreras Arias, Carolina und David Raphael Hölle, Social network analysis of the monogastric animal production in the Popayan Region of Colombia, 2010 Summary as View- PDF
  • Eisermann, Ana Cristina, Women agricultural cooperatives in the Western Cape, South Africa: a strategy to achieve food security and promote women’s empowerment, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Halle, Christian, Assessment of current drying practices for South American pepper varieties (Capsicum spp.) with respect to final product quality, 2010 Summary as View- PDF
  • Harich, Franziska Kerstin, The effects of human-wildlife conflicts on food security around the Bia Conservation Area, Ghana, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Heine, Lena Marie, Towards achieving food security in South Africa: stakeholders, institutional structures and power relationships in land reform - A case study, 2011 Summary as View- PDF
  • Ihli, Hanna Julia, Using Seasonal Weather Forecasts for Adapting Food Production to Climate Variability: A survey of agricultural households in the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi River Basin of Uganda, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schehle, Christian, Soil erosion, runoff and loss of soil organic matter under maize cultivation in a mountainous region in Northwest Vietnam, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Schumacher, Karina, Assessing the potential risk of groundwater polluting pesticides in a watershed in Northern Vietnam, 2011 Summary as View-PDF
  • Setianingrum, Rinawati, Breed preferences and adoption potential for alternative feeding options for cattle in Northern Vietnam, 2010 Summary as View-PDF
  • Wulfkühler, Sabine, Auswirkung von Maßnahmen der Mangoverarbeitung auf die Qualität und Ausbeute von Pektin aus Mangoschalen (Effect of mango processing on the quality and yield of pectin from mangosteen shells), 2010 Summary as View-PDF
  • Yousefi, Farideh, The impact of an organic food production and life skills training program on food security and livelihoods of unemployed rural women in South Africa - A case study, 2011 Summary as View-PDF


Information material and requirements for funding can be found under the following link:

► Application forms 2017
► Contact Dr. Marcus Giese, Hans-Ruthenberg-Institute, Uni. Hohenheim
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