Dr. Detlef Virchow

Country of current residence

Germany

Current position

Head of international programme

Current institute employer

Plan International - Germany

Since

2016

Website current institute
Previous positions

2006 Director, Regional Center for Africa, AVRDC- The World Vegetable Center

 

2010 ZEF

Profession

Agricultural Economist

2015

Husmann, Christine, Joachim von Braun, Ousmane Badiane, Yemi Akinbamijo, Fatunbi Oluwole Abiodun and Detlef Virchow. 2015. Tapping Potentials of Innovation for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Growth: An Africa-Wide Perspective.
Mirzabaev, Alisher, Dawit Guta, Jann Goedecke, Varun Gaur, Jan Börner, Detlef Virchow, Manfred Denich and Joachim von Braun. 2015. Bioenergy, food security and poverty reduction: Trade-offs and synergies along the water–energy–food security nexus. Water International, : 1:19. Further Information
Mohr, Anna, Tina Beuchelt, Rafaël Schneider and Detlef Virchow. 2015. A rights-based food security principle for biomass sustainability standards and certification systems. Further Information

2014

Mirzabaev, Alisher, Dawit Diriba Guta, Jann Goedecke, Varun Gaur, Jan Börner, Detlef Virchow, Manfred Denich and Joachim von Braun. 2014. Bioenergy, food security and poverty reduction: Mitigating tradeoffs and promoting synergies along the water-energy-food security nexus. ZEF Working Paper Series (135). Bonn, Germany.. Further Information
Virchow, Detlef, Tina Beuchelt, Manfred Denich, Tim K. Loos, Marlene Hoppe, Arnim Kuhn. 2014. The value web approach – so that the South can also benefit from the bioeconomy.. Download [PDF | 413.29KB]
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2013

Jaenicke, H. and D. Virchow. 2013. Entry points into a nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Food Security, The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, Volume 5, Issue 5 : 679-692 . Further Information

2012

Beuchelt, T.D. and D. Virchow. 2012. Food sovereignty or the human right to adequate food: which concept serves better as international development policy for global hunger and poverty reduction?. Agriculture and Human Values, Journal of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Volume 29, Issue 2: 259-273. Further Information

2011

Beuchelt, T.D. and D. Virchow. 2011. Carbon labels - pitfalls for developing countries?. rural 21, Vol. 45, No. 2/2011: 39-41. Further Information

2009

Barry, I.N., H. Jaenicke, G.N. Pichop and D. Virchow. 2009. Production and Marketing of African Indigenous Vegetables in the Arumeru District of Tanzania: Assessing Postharvest Loss and Processing Potential. In: Jaenicke, H., J. Ganry, I. Hoeschle-Zeledon and R. Kahane (eds.): Proceedings of the International Symposium “Underutilized Plant Species for food, nutrition, income and sustainable development”. Acta Hort. 481 – 488. Further Information
Keding, G.B., M.B. Krawinkel, B.L. Maass, D. Virchow and J.M. Msuya. 2009. Consumption of traditional and exotic vegetables and their perceived and real contribution to nutritional health in Tanzania. In: Jaenicke, H., J. Ganry, I. Hoeschle-Zeledon and R. Kahane (eds.): Proceedings of the International Symposium “Underutilized Plant Species for food, nutrition, income and sustainable development”. Acta Hort. 209 – 217. Further Information

2008

Virchow, D., M. Oluoch and M. Kimathi. 2008. Indigenous vegetables in East Africa: Sorted out, forgotten, revitalized and successful!. In: Smartt, J. and N. Haq (eds.): New Crops and Uses: Their role in a rapidly changing world. CUC University of Southampton. 79 – 100.

2007

Richerzhagen, C. and D. Virchow. 2007. Sustainable Utilization of Crop Genetic Diversity through Property Rights Mechanisms: The Case of Coffee Genetic Resources in Ethiopia. International Journal of Biotechnology (IJBT), Volume 9 - Issue 1: 60-86.

2005

Virchow, D.. 2005. In Situ Conservation: Methods and Costs. In: Cooper, J., L.M. Lipper and D. Zilberman (eds.): Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development. Springer . 103 – 126. Further Information
Virchow, D.. 2005. Costs of Conservation: National and International Roles. In: Cooper, J., L.M. Lipper and D. Zilberman (eds.): Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development. Springer. 147 – 172. Further Information

2003

Virchow, D. 2003. Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: The Costs and Implications. In: Virchow, D (eds.): Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 3-13.
Virchow, D. 2003. Financing the Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources. In: Virchow, D. (eds.): Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 21-54.
Virchow, D. 2003. Current Expenditures on Crop Genetic Resources Activities. In: Virchow, D. (eds.): Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 71-75.
Virchow, D. 2003. Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Crop Genetic Resources: The Role of the Public Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Virchow, D. (eds.): Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 213-229.
Virchow, D. 2003. Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. Springer. Berlin Heidelberg.
Virchow, D. and M. Anishetty. 2003. Regional Collaboration to Conserve Crop Genetic Resources. In: Virchow, D. (eds.): Efficient Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 231-247.

2002

Virchow, D. 2002. Is the conservation of agrobiodiversity affordable?. agriculture + rural development, Vol. 09, No 1/2002.
Virchow, D. 2002. Kontrollierte in-situ Erhaltung/on-farm Management: Ein institutioneller Ansatz zur Erhaltung pflanzengenetischer Ressourcen für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft auf Betriebsebene. In: Korn, H. and U. Feit (eds.): Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt II. Interdisziplinärer Forschungsaustausch im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt. Bundesamt für Naturschutz. Landwirtschaftsverlag Muenster-Hiltrup. 35-40.
Virchow, D. 2002. Volunteerism and Sustainable Development.

2001

Virchow, D., and J. von Braun. 2001. Villages in the Future: Crops, Jobs, and Livelihood (with a CD-ROM). Springer-Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
von Braun, J. and D. Virchow. 2001. Villages Futures: Concept, Overview and Policy Implications.
von Braun, J. und D. Virchow. 2001. Globaler Dialog - Ländlicher Raum im 21. Jahrhundert: Arbeit, Technologie und nachhaltige Politik.

2000

Virchow, D. 2000. Financing of the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

1999

Virchow, D. 1999. Book Review: Evenson, R.E., Gollin, D. and Santaniello, V. (eds.) Agricultural Values of Plant Genetic Resources. CAB International: Wallingford, UK 1998. ISBN 0 85199 295 1, 304 pp.. European Review of Agricultural Economics, Volume 26, No. 2, June 1999: 259-261.
Virchow, D. 1999. Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Main Actors and the Costs to Bear. International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 26, No. 7/8/9: 1144-1161.
Virchow, D. 1999. Economic Value of Genetic Resources: An Agenda of Research. AgBiotechNet 1999, Vol. 1 February, ABN 009.
Virchow, D. 1999. How can Regulations Contribute to Maintain Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture on Farm-Level? An Innovative Approach. In: Behl, R.K., M.S. Punia and B.P.S. Lathel (eds.): Crop Improvement for Food Security. SSARM, Hisar. 116-128.
Virchow, D. 1999. Der Markt für genetisch kodierte Information als effizienter Austauschmechanismus für genetische Ressourcen: Konzeptionelle Überlegungen zu einem entstehenden Informationsmarkt. Schriften der GEWISOLA Bd. 35. Münster-Hiltrup. 431-436.
Virchow, D. 1999. Conservation of Genetic Resources: Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Springer-Verlag. Berlin - Heidelberg.
Virchow, D. 1999. How to Optimise Plant Genetic Resources Conservation: Cost-Efficiency of Different Property Regimes. In: Peters, G.H. and J. von Braun (eds.): Food Security, Diversification and Resource Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture?. Ashgate. 668.

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Institutions
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Nigeria
  • Benin
  • Mali
  • Togo

Detlef Virchow

Former Senior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change