New article published in Refugee Survey Quarterly, July 2017
"Human Security and the Relocation of Internally Displaced Environmental Refugees in Cameroon"
Gertrud Buchenrieder, Christina Mack, Azibo Roland Balgah
The more frequent occurrence of natural disasters due to climate change will doubtlessly blow up the number of environmental refugees, not the least in sub-Saharan Africa. Not all of them flee their countries, many being internally displaced. Ideally, abandonment of the homelands is not permanent. In order to improve our understanding of internally displaced environmental refugees and the framing conditions to either return or not, this contribution uses the human security concept of the United Nations to construct a unique micro-level human security index, consisting of seven dimensions. The human security index is employed on a sample of environmental refugees, who became internally displaced in 1986 during the Lake Nyos natural disaster in Cameroon. A number of these households has decided to return, although legally prohibited. The majority is still in the resettlement camps, waiting to return. Binominal logit analysis of actual and potential return behaviour in relation to the human security index revealed, among others that health security is a self-selection variable, increasing the odds of returning. The perception of self-efficacy may be important here. A major incentive for returnee households is the potentially higher economic security due to the meanwhile improved agro-ecological situation in the homelands.
New publication online: "The effects of rules on local political decision-making processes: How can rules facilitate participation?"
You can access the newly published article "The effects of rules on local political decision-making processes: How can rules facilitate participation?" Theesfeld, I., Dufhues, T. & Buchenrieder, G. Policy Sci (2017); doi:10.1007/s11077-017-9284-2 here.
Ms Maduekwe Ebelechukwu, Nigerian graduate student at WZW/TUM just won a Jeff Schell Fellowship (F-2016-JS-0258) from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation.
Name: Maduekwe Ebelechukwu
PhD project title:
“Women empowerment and economic development in agriculture in Malawi: Examining the economic impact of agricultural development programs with human recognition components”
Bayer Science and Foundation:
Jeff Schell Fellowship (F-2016-JS-0258) for the funding of the empirical work of the research project
WZW Chair hosting the project: Agricultural Production and Food Economics
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gertrud Buchenrieder
Agriculture is the most important sector and the backbone of the Malawian economy. The overwhelming majority of female workforce is employed in agriculture. It is estimated that women produce about 70% of all food produced in Malawi. However, they are severely constrained as they lack access to and have no control over the factors of production such as land or agricultural inputs. In addition, ca. 70% of the farmers in the country cultivate on less than one hectare and are highly vulnerable to food insecurity as a result of resource constraints in combination with frequent droughts.
A study conducted on agricultural development programs in Malawi reveals that the content and implementation of the programs do not sufficiently address the situation of gender inequality and its impact on sustainable agriculture in Malawi. This is because they failed to include specific components that target the core reason for inequality in agriculture and as such facilitate women empowerment. This is very relevant if the aim of the program is to also facilitate sustainable agriculture for Malawian economic development. Given these current problems in Malawi, this research proposal will critically review the contents of women empowerment in agriculture programs in Malawi based on a theoretical utility model of Human recognition and economic development by Castleman. It further attempts to empirically test the costs and benefits of incorporating a human recognition component into the program design on the farm household level. Human recognition explores the level to which individuals’ value, view and treat others and its components in development programs affect program outcomes, development effectiveness and individuals’ wellbeing. Furthermore, analysis will also include the impact on women empowerment on Malawi’s aim to achieve sustainable agriculture and food security given the effects of climate change on the Malawian agricultural sector.
Ms Ebelechukwu Obioma Dometilla MaduekwePlace: Seminar Room E05A, Alte Akademie 12Date and Time: 07.12.16 / 4pmTopic: Women Empowerment in Agriculture - Economic Impact of Agricultural Development Programs with Human...
Ms Maduekwe Ebelechukwu, Nigerian graduate student at WZW/TUM just won a Jeff Schell Fellowship (F-2016-JS-0258) from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation
Research financed by the Volkswagen Foundation for a Senior Fellowship Grant (VW Foundation Project no.: 89 866)
“Determinants for household adoption of differentiated risk management mechanisms to natural disasters in developing countries: An experimental analysis of multiple case studies” (September 2015 – August 2018) Dr. Azibo Roland...
Neue Publikation: Hoang Dinh, Quoc, Dufhues, T., and G. Buchenrieder. 2016. Individual social capital and access to rural services in Northern Vietnam. International Journal of Social Economics 43 (4): 363 – 381.
Hoang Dinh, Quoc, Dufhues, T., and G. Buchenrieder. 2016. Individual social capital and access to rural services in Northern Vietnam. International Journal of Social Economics 43 (4): 363 – 381.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Team Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften 4 (Humanities and Social Sciences 4) has approved a joint research grant (DFG-Sachmittelbeihilfe) of Prof. Gertrud Buchenrieder ...
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Team Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften 4 (Humanities and Social Sciences 4) has approved a joint research grant (DFG-Sachmittelbeihilfe) of Prof. Gertrud Buchenrieder (BU 1319/16-1;...
Neue Publikation: The Political Economy of Decentralization in Thailand: How Past and Present Decentralization Affects rural Actors’ Participation (2014) von den Autoren: Dufhues, T., Theesfeld, I. und G. Buchenrieder .
in: European Journal of Development Research (doi: 10.1057/ejdr.2014.68)
"Die Ursachen der Nahrungsengpässe im Ersten Weltkrieg" - Ralf Caspary im Gespräch mit dem Agrarwissenschaftler Dr. Matthias Blum aus der Sendung vom Montag, 7.7. | 16.05 Uhr im SWR2
23.01.2013 Hans-Eisenmann Zentrum 23.01.2013 16:00 Uhr s.t., Hörsaal 1 - Prof. Dr. Berthold Eichwald, TU München - Thema: Wege und Irrwege aus der Finanzkrise
09.01.2013 New Analysis: Do European Union Farmers Reject Genetically Modified Maize? Farmer Preferences for Genetically Modified Maize in Greece
In: AgBioForum, 15(3): 242-256. ©2012 AgBioForum.
03.01.2013 New Analysis: Dominos in the dairy: An analysis of transgenic maize in Dutch dairy farming, by Rolf A. Groeneveld, Justus Wesseler, Paul B.M. Berentsen
Please read the whole article here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800912004521 .
19.12.2012 Offener Brief an den Bundespräsidenten
Vollständiger Brief, siehe PDF anbei: Sehr geehrter Herr Bundespräsident, als Schirmherr der Welthungerhilfe haben Sie in Ihrer Rede am 14. Dezember dieses Jahres Ihre Gedanken zur wirksamen Bekämpfung des...
22.11.2012 Bewerben Sie sich für die Research Opportunities Week. Lernen Sie die Technische Universität München fünf Tage lang kennen.
20.08.2012 Bayerischer Rundfunk, 20.07.2012 : Auf den Weltmärkten klettern die Preise für Soja, Mais und Weizen. Mit welchen Auswirkungen müssen hierzulande die Verbraucher rechnen? Dazu gibt TUM-Agrarökonom Prof. Justus Wesseler im Bayerischen Rundfunk Auskunft.
http://www.tum.de/nc/die-tum/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/kurz/article/29993/ http://www.br.de/fernsehen/bayerisches-fernsehen/sendungen/rundschau/Lebensmittel-blick-welt-duerre-usa100.html Lehrstuhl für Agrar- und...
01.07.2012 The EU funded INnovative BIOogical products for SOIl pest control or INBIOSOIL project has been approved and will kick-off on the 1st of July 2012
The EU funded INnovative BIOlogical products for SOIl pest control or INBIOSOIL project has been approved and will kick-off on the 1st of July 2012. The task of the Department of Agricultural and Food Economics of the TUM ...