Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

phone: +49 345 5522-511
Secretariat: Janet Huber

Visitor address:
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Fourth Floor

postal address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Professur für Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Current projects

SUSADICA: Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia
(Structured doctoral programme Volkswagen Foundation)

Duration:            08.2018 – 07.2022


  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transformation Economies (IAMO)
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), Uzbekistan
  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Researcher: Insa Theesfeld, Ilkhom Soliev, N.N

Keywords: sustainable agriculture, Central Asia, water governance, graduate education

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AgriTip: Modelling the co-evolution of socio-economic and ecological
systems in Agriculture to develop early warning systems for Tipping
points (BMBF-Project)

Duration: Preliminary phase: 2017-2018
Prof. Dr. Frank Wätzold, Dr. Astrid Sturm, Charlotte Gerling: BTU
Cottbus-Senftenberg, Chair of Environmental Economics (coordination)
Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
(MLU), Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy
Dr. Dr. Martin Drechsler: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Research, Department of Ecological Modelling
Prof. Dr. Johannes Isselstein: Georg-August Universität Göttingen,
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Chair of Grassland Science
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Nixdorf, Dr. Jacqueline Rücker: BTU Cottbus-
Senftenberg, Chair of Freshwater Conservation
Prof. Dr. Ralph Meißner: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Research, Department of Soil Physics

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Breaking the Code: Synthesizing coding efforts for Social-Ecological Systems (SES) Research

Duration: 2015 - 2016
Researchers: Elicia Ratajcyk, Ute Brady, Frederike Klümper, Graham Epstein

Keywords: social-ecological systems/ comparative case study analysis/ meta-analysis/ institutions/ workshop

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Agricultural Restructuring, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Asia: A Five-Country Study (AGRIWANET)

Duration: 2014-2016

Financed by: German Federal Ministry of Education and Reserch (BMBF)


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Power in Institutions and Institutional Analysis

Coordinators of the Working Group: Prakash Kashwan, Gustavo Garcia, Eric Coleman, & Insa Theesfeld

Duration: 2015 - ongoing working group
Keywords: institutional analysis, social dilemmas, power concepts, - theories and - operationalization

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Commodifying moral concerns: can market-based approaches be applied for social decision-making on animals, food, and the environment?

Researcher: Frauke Pirscher

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Categorizing Urban Gardens: Collective Action in Community Gardens (Dissertation)

Researcher: Nicole Rogge

Supervisors: Insa Theesfeld, Carola Strassner

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New Concepts of Landgrabbing in the Developed World. Cases from East Germany and Poland (Dissertation)

Researcher: Ramona Bunkus

Supervisor: Insa Theesfeld

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Tailoring benefit-sharing for sustainability of global environmental commons

Researcher: Dr. Ilkhom Soliev

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