Luu Thi Thu Giang

Research themes
  • Gender
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
  • Innovation and science policy
Research countries
  • Vietnam
Research projects


Agricultural decision-makers and technical officers require agro-climate information for planning and managing climate resources as well as managing the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. Farmers need timely and actionable climate-informed agro-advisories (e.g temperature, rainfall, extreme events) to plan and manage daily farming activities. Early evidence suggests that agro-climate services can provide useful information for agricultural decision-making and thus generate positive impacts on agriculture in the context of climate change. However, in Vietnam, this evidence is mainly limited to some development projects. There is limited understanding of the adoption processes and the potential for scaling-out agro-climate services. Furthermore, valuing the benefits of scaling-up agro-climate services is challenging due to the complexity of the agro-climate system, uncertainties (e.g inaccuracy of weather forecasts, prediction of adoption) and lack of robust data availability. These challenges for scaling are exacerbated by little knowledge on how such evidence could be used in policy decision-making processes. In my research, I aim for

1.      Testing causal relations in adoption pathways of agro-climate services. This will be done through participatory group discussions to map out the adoptions pathways with binomially distributed variables. I will quantify confidence interval difference in response rates from causal variable [yes/no] → resulting variable of interest [yes]. I will also propose a procedure to quantify the strength of causal relations by interpreting the confidence interval in both statistical and practical meanings.

2.      Conducting the cost-benefit analysis of agro-climate service scaling. I will use the decision analysis approach which is an approach providing scientific support and allowing the integration of hard data and expert knowledge about economic, environmental and social aspects in complex decision making

3.      Developing an approach for stakeholder management in the institutionalization of agro-climate service. This approach will inform who, how and at what level different stakeholders will engage in the design, planning and implementation of ACS interventions. I will use the stakeholder analysis approach, organizational and transition theories to support understanding of stakeholders, organizational decision making and to identify entry points for innovation to penetrate in the socio-technical and institutional system.

Findings will support understanding of scaling-out and scaling-up processes of agro-climate services and therefore might contribute to increasing climate resilience of the agriculture sector.

Thesis title

Agro-climate service delivery and scaling at the last mile – A case study in Dien Bien District, Vietnam

Doctoral research funded by

Schlumberger Foundation, Faculty for the Future Program

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Eike Luedeling, INRES

Jun. Prof. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, ZEF

Dr. Cory Whitney, INRES and ZEF



Fernandez, E. H. Do, E. Luedeling, L. Thi Thu Giang, , C. Whitney.  2022.  Prioritizing farm management interventions to improve climate change adaptation and mitigation outcomes—a case study for banana plantations.  Agronomy for Sustainable Development , 42   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Thi Thu Giang, L, C. Whitney, L. Biber-Freudenberger, E. Luedeling.  2022.  Decision analysis of agro-climate service scaling – A case study in Dien Bien District, Vietnam.  Climate Services, 27   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Thi Thu Giang Luu, Suthipong Sthiannopkao, Kyoung-Woong Kim.  2008.  Arsenic and other trace elements contamination in groundwater and a riskassessment study for the residents in the Kandal Province of Cambodia.  Environment International , 35(3)   : 455-460   . Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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CV_ThiThuGiangLuu.pdf [PDF | 712.77KB]

Luu Thi Thu Giang

Junior Researcher

Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use


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