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

Power, Inequality and Justice in the Commons

Co-conveners/Coordinators: Prakash Kashwan, Insa Theesfeld, Sheila Foster, and Gustavo Garcia Lopez

Duration: 2022 - ongoing working group
Keywords: global commons, local commons, power, inequality, justice

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Multidimensionaler Index zur Unterstützung der Entwicklung, Umsetzung und Bewertung der EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie und ergänzender Maßnahmen in Sachsen-Anhalt (Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt und MLU-BioDivFund)

Duration: 01.01. 2022 – 31.12. 2023


  • Dr. Marten Winter, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)(Hauptuntersuchungsleiter)
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst, Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung, MLU
  • Prof. Dr. Henrique Pereira, Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
  • Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld, Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik & Ressourcengovernance, MLU

Researcher: HyeJin Kim, Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung,
MLU (Wissenschaftlerin)

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New organizational forms of land ownership - Land in Common (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture)

Duration: 01.01.2020 - 29.04.2022


  • Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy & Resource Governance
  • Prof. Dr. Reimund Schmidt-De Caluwe, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Public Law, Law School

Researcher: Insa Theesfeld, Jarmila Curtiss, Torsten Wähler

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

Duration:            12.2018 – 11.2023


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

Researcher: Insa Theesfeld, Ilkhom Soliev, Hannes Knorr, Davron Niyazmetov

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

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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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Linking patterns of property rights in land and water: Understanding effects of reviving agricultural cooperatives in Uzbekistan (Dissertation)

Researcher: Davran Niyazmetov

Supervisors: Insa Theesfeld, Ilkhom Soliev

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Food as a Commons (Dissertation)

Researcher: Elia Carceller Saurus

Supervisor: Insa Theesfeld

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