Our Research Topics

On the following pages, we present our current and past research projects. 

BESTMAP

BESTMAP aims to develop a new flexible, interoperable and customizable framework that will take account of farmers' needs and effectively monitor policy impacts on natural, social and cultural assets in rural areas.

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NamTip

The NamTip project strives for a better understanding of desertification tipping points and their ecological and social drivers with a focus on the Greater Waterberg Landscape in Namibia.

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SEEMI

Insurance products specially designed for the needs of low-income people in developing countries, so-called microinsurance products, are seen as a promising tool for economic development.
Within the SEEMI research project we want to contribute to a much-needed enhanced understanding of the effects of microinsurance on social-ecological systems. We focus in particular on the impact on informal safety nets.

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Finished project POLISES

We explored the impacts of selected global food security policies on the resilience of smallholding farmers in Africa; we aimed to identify crucial aspects for an appropriate design of these policy instruments; and we wanted to promote knowledge transfer and social learning.

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