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Curr. Vitae

2017 - Principal Scientist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
2013 - 2014 Visiting Scientist, WorldFish, Malaysia
2009 - 2017 Director, Centre for Development Research
2005 - 2005 Visiting Scientist, Thammasat University, Thailand
2003 - 2005 Doctorate
2000 - 2000 Graduation
2000 - 2009 Assistant Professor, Institute of Organic Farming

Statistik Austria, science classification

agricultural ecology; organic farming; innovation research; systems analysis; Development cooperation;

Expertise

Participatory Research & Development; Livelihood Analysis; Innovation and Change; Poverty reduction; Africa, Asia; Organic agriculture in developing countries; Agricultural Extension; Food Security; Development Cooperation;

Awards

2014 Preis der Wiener Vielfalt, Nominierung und Shortlist in der Kategorie „Wissenschaft“
2012 BOKU Teaching Award 2012 (2. Preis)
2010 Sustainability Award im Handlungsfeld Forschung - Auszeichnung der BOKU für das CDR

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2014 -2015 Committee on World Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
delegate
2013 -2017 AGRINATURA - The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development
president
2010 -2013 AGRINATURA - The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development
Vice-President
2008 -2013 Study group "Poverty reduction" of the Austrian Development Agency
member
2006 -2010 Network of European Agricultural (tropically and subtropically oriented) universities and scientific complexes related with agricultural development (NATURA)
member of the managing board
2005 -2017 International Panel of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
member
2004 -2016 Commission for Development Studies at the OeAD-GmbH
member
2004 -2006 Forum Rural Development
field specialist
2002 -2009 National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)
member
2002 -2005 Neuchâtel Initiative
field specialist
2001 -2009 Research for Development Forum (DEV-FORUM)
head

Reviewer for scientific journals

2016 - Journal of Environmental Management
2015 - Social Research
2015 - Journal of Arid Environments

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2015 -2015 Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) - Uganda
2015 -2015 Czech University of Life Sciences Prag (CULS) - Czech Republic
2015 -2015 Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) - Uganda
2014 - AGROPOLIS Fondation - France
2007 -2007 Research Fellow Partnership Programme (ETH Zurich) - Austria

Reviewer/Expert organization

2005 International Water Mangagement Institute (IWMI)

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2014 AGRINATURA Science Days "Growing together. Family farming and agricultural sciences transforming world food systems
Organiser
2014 International Training Course on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung und Ernährungssicherung im Kontext glokaler Transformationen, Rathhaus Gmunden, 10-11 Jänner 2013
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 International Training Course on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 Hunger - Values - Politics, Working Group
Organiser
2012 2010 Fifth International Training Course on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2012 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung und Ernährungssicherung im Kontext glokaler Transformationen, 22 Juni 2012, Rathaus, Gmunden
Organiser
2011 International Training Course on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2010 International Training Course on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2010 9th European IFSA Symposium "Building Sustainable Rural Futures"
Member of the Organisation Committee
2009 International Training Course on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2007 International Summer School on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2006 Making research relevant for development. How can under- and postgraduate studies help?
Member of the Organisation Committee
2006 International Summer School on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2005 International Summer School on Organic Agriculture, Uganda
Member of the Organisation Committee
2005 A critical look at the role of research in achieving the millennium development goals
Member of the Organisation Committee
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