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

"Guardians of the Rivers" and the future of Earth Law: towards a new Legal, Ecological and Participatory (LEAP) model for Environmental Humanities? (AHRC UK)

Duration: 11.12.2020 - 10.09.2021


  • Prof. Jeremie Gilbert, Roehampton University
  • Dr. Robert Grabowski, Cranfield University
  • Prof. Anne Robertson, Roehampton University
  • Dr. Ilkhom Soliev, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Dr. Saskia Vermeylen, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr. Neil Williams, Roehampton University

Researcher: Ilkhom Soliev

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

Duration: 01.2020 - 10.2021


  • Prof. Fr. 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: Jarmila Curtiss

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Scaling up experiential learning tools for sustainable water governance in India (BMZ – IFPRI Project)

Duration: 01. 2020 – 12. 2022


International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT),

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India,

The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE),

and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU).

Researcher: Insa Theesfeld, Ilkhom Soliev, Florentien Moder

Keywords: water governance, India, experiments, learning, scaling up initiative

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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, Hannes Knorr, Davron Niyazmetov

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

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MINT-Korrespondenzzirkel (BMBF)

Laufzeit: 2019-2021

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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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Tailoring benefit-sharing for sustainability of global environmental commons

Researcher: Dr. Ilkhom Soliev

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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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The role of formal and informal rules in agricultural land and water management (Dissertation)

Researcher: Hannes Knorr

Supervisors: Insa Theesfeld, Ilkhom Soliev

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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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From appropriation to conservation? Collective tenure and biodiversity
management (Dissertation)

Researcher: Julia Schünzel

Supervisor: Insa Theesfeld

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Food as a Commons (Dissertation)

Researcher: Elia Carceller Saurus

Supervisor: Insa Theesfeld

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