Dr. Utkur Djanibekov

Country of current residence


Current position


Current institute employer

Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn



Website current institute
Professional memberships

European Association of Agricultural Economists


Agricultural Economist


Agricultural, environmental and ecological economics


Djanibekov, U. 2014. Trees, crops, and rural livelihoods: Afforestation of marginal croplands in Uzbekistan. Doctoral thesis at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. Further Information
Villamor, G., M. van Noordwijk, U. Djanibekov, M.E. Chiong-Javier and D. Catacutan. 2014. Gender differences in land-use decisions: shaping multifunctional landscapes?. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 6: 128-133. Further Information


Djanibekov, N., K. Frohberg and U. Djanibekov. 2013. Income-based projections of water footprint of food consumption in Uzbekistan. Global and Planetary Change, 110, Part A: 130-142. Further Information
Djanibekov, N., R. Sommer and U. Djanibekov. 2013. Evaluation of effects of cotton policy changes on land and water use in Uzbekistan: Application of a bio-economic farm model at the level test of a water users association. Agricultural Systems, 118: 1. Further Information
Djanibekov, U., K. Van Assche, D. Boezeman and N. Djanibekov. 2013. Understanding contracts in evolving agro-economies: Fermers, dekhqans and networks in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. Journal of Rural Studies, 32: 137-147. Further Information
Rudenko, I., M. Bekchanov, U. Djanibekov and J.P.A. Lamers. 2013. The added value of a water footprint approach: micro- and macroeconomic analysis of cotton production, processing and export in water bound Uzbekistan. Global and Planetary Change, Volume 110, Part A: 143-151. Further Information


Djanibekov, U. 2012. More than carbon price. Nature Climate Change, 2: 296. doi:10.1038/nclimate1470. Further Information
Djanibekov, U., A. Khamzina, N. Djanibekov and J.P.A. Lamers. 2012. How attractive are short-term CDM forestations in arid regions? The case of irrigated croplands in Uzbekistan. Forest Policy And Economics, 21: 108-117. Further Information
Djanibekov, U., N. Djanibekov, and A. Khamzina. 2012. CDM afforestation for managing water, energy and rural income nexus in irrigated drylands. Proceedings of International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference., . Further Information
Rudenko, I., U. Djanibekov, K. Nurmetov and J.P.A. Lamers. 2012. Water Footprints: Integrated Water Resource Management to the Rescue in the Aral Sea Basin. In: Edelstein, M. R., A. Cerny and A. Gadaev (eds.): Disaster by Design: The Aral Sea and its Lessons for Sustainability (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 197-215. Further Information


Djanibekov, N., I. Bobojonov and U. Djanibekov. 2011. Prospects of Agricultural Water Service Fees in the Irrigated Drylands Downstream of Amudarya. In: Martius, C., I. Rudenko, J.P.A. Lamers and P.L.G. Vlek (eds.): Cotton, Water, Salts and Soums: Economic and Ecological Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. Springer. 389-411. Further Information
Djanibekov, U., N. Djanibekov, A. Khamzina and J.P.A. Lamers. 2011. Afforestation on marginal croplands for enhancing the resilience of rural incomes to water scarcity in dry areas of Central Asia. In: Hartebrodt, C. and K. Howard (eds.): Synergies and conflicts in social, ecological and economic interactions .
Rudenko, I., J.P.A. Lamers and U. Djanibekov. 2011. Virtual water concept for enhancing water-saving options. ZEF-UNESCO project on Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources in Khorezm, Uzbekistan, Science Brief no. 16. Further Information


Rudenko, I. and U. Djanibekov. 2009. The concept of virtual water for stimulating water saving. Bulletin of Karakalpakstan Academy of Science, 2: 67-70.
Rudenko, I., U. Djanibekov and J.P.A. Lamers. 2009. Water footprint of cotton and wheat products in Khorezm region. Bulletin of Karakalpakstan Academy of Science , 3.

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Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Institutions
  • Ecosystem services
Research countries
  • Uzbekistan
Research topic
Ecological, agricultural and institutional economics; sustainable development; land use system analysis; economic impact assessment; risk management; carbon markets; economics of land degradation; agricultural organizations; game theory
Working groups

ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change

Additional Information:
Doctoral research funded by


Robert Bosch Foundation

Dr. Hermann Eiselen Doctoral Programm of the Foundation fiat panis

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun, ZEF, University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Ernst Berg, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn

Advisor at ZEF

Prof. Dr. Asia Khamzina, ZEF

Dr. Anik Bhaduri, GWSP

Dr. John Lamers, ZEF

Utkur Djanibekov

Former Junior Researcher