Dr. Lukas Kornher

Research themes
  • Global development and trade
  • Gender
  • Food and nutrition
  • Markets and services
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Uganda
Research projects

Project Coordinator Volatility II

https://www.zef.de/volatility.htm and www.foodmonitor.org



Markets and Trade (ZEF Doctoral Program)

Development Economics (AFECO Master Uni Bonn, with Alisher Mirzabaev and Zaneta Kubik)

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

André Bueno Rezende de Castro

Cecilia Maina

Mengistu Wassie

Zhen Liu


Professional experience

Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Kiel 2015-2018


Diplom Volkswirt (MSc. Economics) (University of Mannheim)

Dr. agrar (University of Bonn)

Research partners

Ghana: Lilitan Research Consultancy, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)


Ethiopia: EEA

Bangladesh: BAU

Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI





Bueno Rezende de Castro, A. and L. Kornher.  2023.  The effect of trade and customs digitalization on agrifood trade: A gravity approach.  Q Open, 3(1)   : qoac037   . Further Information
Issahaku, G., L. Kornher, A.H.M. Saiful Islam, A. Abdul-Rahaman.  2023.  Heterogeneous impacts of home-gardening on household food and nutrition security in Rwanda.  Food Security, : 1-20   . Further Information
Kirui, O.K., L. Kornher, M. Bekchanov.  2023.  Productivity growth and the role of mechanisation in African agriculture.  Agrekon, 62(1)   : 80-97   . Further Information
Kornher, L. and J. von Braun.  2023.  The global food crisis will not be over when international prices are back to normal.  ZEF Policy Brief 42
Kornher, L. and J. von Braun.  2023.  COVID-19 economic impacts and social protection in African low and middle income countries..  ZEF Policy Brief 41
Kornher, L., Z. Kubik, B.B. Chichaibelu, M. Torero Cullen.  2023.  The aid-nutrition link–Does targeted development assistance related to food systems matter?.  World Development, 162   . Further Information
Raijkhowa, P. and L. Kornher.  2023.  Effects of electronic markets on prices, spikes in prices, and price dispersion: A case study of the tea market in India.  Agribusiness, : 1-22   .


Bonuedi, I., L. Kornher, N. Gerber.  2022.  Agricultural seasonality, market access, and food security in Sierra Leone.  Food Security, 14(2)   : 471-494   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Bonuedi, I., N. Gerber, L. Kornher.  2022.  Intervening in Cash Crop Value Chains for Improved Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Sierra Leone.  The Journal of Development Studies, 58   : 38-54   . Further Information
Hassan, F. and L. Kornher.  2022.  Farm wage and rice price dynamics in Bangladesh.  Food Security, 14(1)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Kornher, L. and J. von Braun.  2022.  Higher and more volatile food prices - Complex implications of the Ukraine war and the Covid-19-pandemic.  ZEF Policy Brief 38
Kornher, L., H. Baumüller and J. von Braun.  2022.  G7 Development Assistance for Food Systems to Lift 500 Million People out of Hunger by 2030.  ZEF Policy Brief 39
Kornher, L., J. von Braun, and B. Algeri.  2022.  Speculation risks in food commodity markets in the context of the 2022 price spikes - Implications for policy.  ZEF Policy Brief 40
Mellon Bedi, S., C. Azzarri, B.H. Kotu, L. Kornher, J. von Braun.  2022.  Scaling-up agricultural technologies: who should be targeted?.  European Review of Agricultural Economics, : 1-19   . Further Information
Mellon Bedi, S., L. Kornher, J. von Braun, B.H. Kotu.  2022.  Stimulating Innovations for Sustainable Agricultural Practices among Smallholder Farmers: Persistence of Intervention Matters.  The Journal of Development Studies, 58, issue 9   : 1-17   . Further Information
Rajkhowa, P. and L. Kornher.  2022.  COVID-19 and distortions in urban food market in India.  Indian Economic Review, 57   : 133-164   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Adong, A., L Kornher, O.K. Kirui, J. von Braun.  2021.  Conflict exposure and food consumption pathways during and after conflict: Evidence from Northern Uganda.  World Development, 147   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Kornher, L. and T.G. Sakketa.  2021.  . Does food security matter to subjective well-being? Evidence from a cross-country panel.  Journal of International Development, : https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3575   . Further Information
Latka, L., T Heckelei, A Kuhn, HP Witzke, L Kornher.  2021.  CAP measures towards environmental sustainability—Trade opportunities for Africa?.  Q Open, 1(1)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Usman, M.A., L. Kornher, T.G. Sakketa.  2021.  Do non‐maternal adult female household members influence child nutrition? Empirical evidence from Ethiopia.  Maternal & Child Nutrition, 17   : e13123   . (Open Access)   Further Information


H. Kankwamba and L.Kornher.  2020.  Business registration and firm performance: A case of maize traders in Malawi..  Development in Practice, 30:7   : 850-861   .
L.Kornher and J. von Braun.  2020.  EU common agricultural policy-Impacts on trade with Africa and African agricultural development.  ZEF Discussion Paper, 294   .
Richartz, C., Abdulai, A. and Kornher, L..  2020.  Attribute Non-Attendance and Consumer Preferences for Online food products in Germany..  German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 69 (1)   : 31-48   .


H. Kankwamba and L.Kornher.  2019.  Performance, behaviour and organization of maize trading in Malawi.  Agricultural and Food Economics, 14(7)   . (Open Access)  
Kornher, L. und M. Kalkuhl.  2019.  The gains of coordination - When does regional cooperation for food security make sense?.  Global Food Security, 22   : 37-45   .
Kornher, L., M. Schellhorn and S. Vetter.  2019.  Disgusting or Innovative-Consumer Willingness to Pay for Insect Based Burger Patties in Germany.  Sustainability, 11(7)   . Further Information
Weber R. and L. Kornher.  2019.  Can one improve now-casts of crop prices in Africa? Google can..  ZEF Discussion Paper, 271   . Further Information


Kornher, L..  2018.  Maize markets in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) in the context of climate change.  Background paper for The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2018.   Further Information


Kornher, L. and Asante, F. A..  2016.  Stocks and Storage Behavior of Traders in Ghana: Insights from a Trader Survey.  In: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim v. Braun, Maximo Torero (eds.): Food Price Volatility and its implications for Food Security and Policy. Springer, Berlin.  
Kornher, L. and M. Kalkuhl.  2016.  "The Costs and Benefits of Regional Storage Cooperation on Grain Reserves: The Case of ECOWAS.  In: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim v. Braun, Maximo Torero (eds.): Food Price Volatility and its implications for Food Security and Policy. Springer, Berlin.  
Mujahid, I. and Kornher, L..  2016.  ASEAN Food Reserve and Trade: Review and Prospect.  In: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim v. Braun, Maximo Torero (eds.): Food Price Volatility and its implications for Food Security and Policy . Springer, Berlin.  


Kornher L. and M. Kalkuhl.  2015.  A Typology for Price-related Food and Nutrition Risks and Policy Responses.  Further Information
Kornher, L..  2015.  Food price volatility: the role of stocks and trade.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information


Kornher, L. and M. Kalkuhl.  2013.  Food price volatility in developing countries and its determinants.  QJIA, 52(4)   : 277-308   .

Mellon Bedi, S. and L. Kornher.  Diffusion of climate-resilient seeds and information: evidence from semi-arid regions of Ghana.  Climate and Development, : 1-9   .

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