Annapia Debarry

Research themes
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaption
  • Gender
  • Urbanisation
  • Land, water, food and energy
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Burma/ Myanmar
  • Madagascar
Research projects

NutriHAF-Africa - Diversifying agriculture for balanced nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-storey cropping systems

Workpackage Socio-economic, gender, institutional and food behavior analysis 

Additional Information:

Research interests: 

Feminist/Gender Geographies, Gender in Agriculture, Women driving social change, Social movements (Food Sovereignty, Right to the City), Political Ecology

Professional experience

Research Assistant, PARI - Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation, ZEF Bonn  

Junior Researcher, METTA Development Foundation, Myanmar 

Long-term volunteer, Humanitarian assistance for refugees, COERR, Thailand 


MSc in Geography (with a focus on Development & Social Geography), University of Bonn

Thesis: Food Sovereignty in Rural Myanmar: Small-scale farmers in Southern Shan State struggling with agricultural transformation

BA in Cultural Geography, Sociology and Journalism, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Thesis: Dharavi, Mumbai: A neighborhood between visions and resistance. The fight for the Right to the City caught in urban transformation processes

Funding institutions



Annapia Debarry.  2017.  Food Sovereignty in rural Myanmar: a case study on drivers of agrarian transformation and impacts on small-scale farmers.  Further Information


Husmann, C. and Debarry, A.  2016.  The impacts of private sector investments in the African food and agricultural sector on the local population – a review of empirical literature.  Further Information


Debarry, Annapia.  2015.  Ernährungssouveränität in der Praxis: Erfahrungen aus Myanmar.  Further Information

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Annapia Debarry


ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management