Two more PhD students of the Uzbekistan project defended their doctoral theses successfully at ZEF on May 15
May 30, 2008. 

Nodir Djanibekov from Uzbekistan defended his thesis on “A Micro-Economics Analysis of Farm Restructuring in the Khorezm Region, Uzbekistan”. His supervisor was Prof. Dr. Klaus Frohberg, his co-supervisor was PD Dr. Peter Wehrheim.


The topic of Clemens Scheer’s thesis from Germany was on “Biosphere-atmosphere-exchange of C and N trace gases and microbial N

turnover processes in irrigated agricultural systems of the Aral Sea

Basin, Uzbekistan“. His supervisor was PD Dr. Christopher Martius, his co-supervisor PD Dr. Rainer Wassmann.

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Wild coffee project at a „hot spot“ at the COP9 on Biodiversity in Bonn, May 19-30 2008
May 30, 2008. 

ZEF presented its project on “Conservation and Use of wild Coffea arabica in the montane rainforests of Ethiopia” at the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the UN Convention on Biological Diverstiy (CBD) taking place in Bonn from May 19-30 2008.


The project was presented at the stand of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


A large number of visitors enjoyed the wild Coffea arabica that was freshly made in a “live” Ethiopian coffee ceremony on a daily basis during the conference.

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