Dr. Hannah Jaenicke

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Biodiversity
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research projects

INTERFACES - Supporting Pathways to Sustainable Land Management in Africa https://www.zef.de/interfaces 

Working groups

Hannah works in the coordination of the INTERFACES project.


Teaching the courses International Development Policy and Development Projects at Geisenheim University

Additional Information:

Hannah was the Coordinator of GlobalHort, a global network for researchers, extensionists, members of policy and private sectors and the Coordinator of the Horticulture Competence Centre, a cooperation between University of Bonn, Juelich Research Centre, the Chamber of Agriculture of North Rhine Westfalia and the Service Centre for Rural Areas in Rhineland Palatinate in Germany.

Professional experience

Hannah has over 30 years of experience in team leadership, project and financial management and the coordination of multidisciplinary collaborative projects and teams, primarily in Africa and Asia. She has many years of experience in research funding and the development of tenders in competitive financing mechanisms, evaluation of concept papers, preparation of project documents and monitoring of project results. She studied agricultural sciences at the University of Bonn and received her doctorate in plant physiology from the TU Darmstadt, after which she lived and worked in Kenya, England and Sri Lanka on development-related topics, focussing on underutilized crops and genetic resources. 


Diplom Agriculture (Bonn Univiersity) 1987

PhD Biology/Plant Physiology (TU Darmstadt) 1991


Biber-Freudenberger L., Denich M., Whitney C., Beuchelt T., Jaenicke H., Kelboro G., Schmitt C.B., Sommer J.H..  2018.  More inter- and transdiscipinary research needed in agroecology.. 
Jaenicke, H. and Virchow, D..  2018.  The contribution of horticulture to sustainable development..  Acta Horticulturae, 1205   : 13-20   .
Kriesemer S.K., Keding G.B., Etissa E., Nischalke S.M. and Jaenicke H..  2018.  Participatory evaluation of vegetables to enhance household nutrition in forest garden areas in Ethiopia..  Acta Horticulturae, 1205   : 117-123   .


Virchow, D. and Jaenicke, H..  2016.  Horticulture for sustainable development: How horticulture contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. GlobalHort Policy Brief No. 1.  Download [PDF | 515.17KB]


Jaenicke H., Ashmore S.E., Dulloo M.E., Guarino L. and Taylor M. (eds.).  2015.  XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Plant Genetic Resources.  Acta Horticulturae 1101. International Society for Horticultural Science. Leuven, Belgium.

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Senior Researcher


Ecology and Natural Resources Management


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