ZEF - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, E-NEWSLETTER 03/2022
                                                 September 2022
Read our latest ZEF news. Also in this newsletter: Upcoming events @ ZEF; News about ZEF and its researchers; Latest publications; ZEF in the press; ZEF Blog; and ZEF videos. You can find all the info on our Website too.


ZEF Working Paper 216
The multi-situatedness of biographical narratives: contributions to critical migration research
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ZEF Working Paper 215
"Can the agroprocessing sector create jobs in Africa?
Evidence from Ethiopia, Ghana and Tunisia"
Read here.
ZEF-Working Paper No. 214
"Documenting the digital transformation of African agriculture: Use and impact of digital technologies among agricultural intermediaries"
Read here.
ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 319
"Value chain transformations in the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy"
Read here.
Gender in ZEF. A report on gender-sensitive research at ZEF
Read here.
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Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 21 / 5:00 - 6:15 PM CEST
(Hybrid) public talk by ZEF-Board member Professor Finn Tarp (Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) on “Foreign aid and economic development: insights from 40+ years of research and field work”.
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Monday, September 19 / 6:30 - 9:00 PM CEST
"There is a future if there is truth" - Results and recommendations of the Truth Commission in Colombia. Panel discussion in Spanish and German.
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Tuesday, September 27 / 3:30 - 4:30 PM CEST
TRA6 Lecture: “Global to Local to Global Analysis of Systems Sustainability“. Lecture by Dr. Thomas Hertel (Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University).
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Thursday, September 29 / 1:30 PM CEST
ZEF Public Lecture: Power, Ontologies and Gendered Resistance in Rural Northwestern Ghana: Weapons of the Ninbala and Yeme by Dr. Constance Awinpoka Akurugu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Policy and Management, University for Development Studies, Wa campus, Ghana
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Wednesday, October 5 / 4:00 - 6:00 PM CEST
"Transforming food systems and improving diets". A joint event by ZEF and the Global Alliance Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) on the occasion of GAIN’s 20th anniversary.
Find more information here.

ZEF-alumnus Ildephonse Musafiri now Rwanda's Minister of State

ZEF-alumnus Dr. Musafiri was sworn in as Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in August 2022.
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re about his career here

Prof. Christian Borgemeister along with the AFAS students at the DAAD Conference on scientific Cooperation between the Global North and South nations in Berlin.
Read more on the project here.

Participatory monitoring of biodiversity loss in Colombia

The ZEF-led German-Colombian bilateral Doctoral Studies Program DSSP has set a research project on “Participatory Monitoring of biodiversity loss in Colombia: Alternatives for understanding and resolving environmental conflicts”  (acronym: ColPaMon).
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re here

Interview with Professor Hiroe Ishihara of University of Tokyo

Associate Prof. Dr. Hiroe Ishihara, (Graduate School for Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo) paid a work-visit to ZEF in July 2022, where she also gave a lecture on "Can certification schemes alone achieve sea-“food security?"
Read interview here

"It is too late to rely just on mitigation. Adaptation to climate risks is overdue and must become a central theme of climate resilience." - Prof. Joachim von Braun at the African Green Revolution Conference
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Latest publications 
Integrating scientific and local knowledge to address environmental conflicts: the role of academia
in SpringerNature / Human Ecology
Research paper by Dennis Avilés Irahola, Alejandro Mora-Motta, Aline Barbosa Pereira, Luna Bharati, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Christian Petersheim, Melissa R. Quispe-Zuniga, Christine B. Schmitt & Eva Youkhana

Read full paper here
Are certified products making agriculture more sustainable and can they lift farmers out of poverty?

Study by researchers from ZEF/University of Bonn and University of Münster show that results are mixed.
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Up around the bend? How transport poverty can lead to social exclusion in a low-income community in Lagos, Nigeria

Research paper by ZEF Junior Researchers
André Bueno Rezende de Castro, Abby Daniela Ortega Sandoval, Genevieve Odamtten
Read paper here

All ZEF Puplications here
ZEF in the press
Klima, Krieg, Corona: Wie lässt sich die Welt noch ernähren? - Interview mit Prof. Matin Qaim für Riffreporter
Der ganze Artikel here
Befeuert Finanzspekulation mit Lebensmitteln die globale Ernährungskrise? - Artikel von Dr. Lukas Kornher in Welternährung - Das Fachjournal der Welthungerhilfe
Der ganze Artilel hier
Wheat prices surge after Russian attack on Odesa - Warning climate change may lower global GDP by 18% - Interview with Prof. Matin Qaim for Deutsche Welle
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More News here
ZEF Blog
NEW Blog post on "Doctoral researchers look into conservation of coastal ecosystems in Germany’s north"

Subash Surendran Padmaja, Maria Eugenia Silva Carrazzone, Maria Cristhina Llerena Pinto, David Navichoc, Ahmed Abdalla

Part 1
Part 2
ZEF Videos
Get to know our young talents from the WABES (Supporting IPBES capacity building in West Africa) Graduate Masters Programme!
Get to know our young talents from the AFAS (African Climate and Environment Center Future African Savannas) Graduate Masters Programme!
Get to know our young talents from the Doctoral Studies Support Program (DSSP)!
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