Good modeling: Uzbek agro-economist wins prize for best thesis

October 21, 2009.  

Ihtiyor Bobojonov is the winner of this year´s ZEF Friends prize for the best doctoral thesis written at ZEF between January 2007 and May 2009. The prize is awarded every two years by the association Friends of ZEF. Mr. Bobojonov was awarded the prize during a reception at the Bonn Town Hall on October 1 taking place on the occasion of the ten year anniversary conference of ZEF's graduate program BiGS-DR. The conference was held in Bonn from October 1-2, 2009.


Dr. Bobojonov is an agro-economist from Uzbekistan, who did his PhD research at ZEF in the framework of the ZEF/UNESCO project on the sustainable management of land and water resources in Khorezm in Uzbekistan. He wrote his thesis on Modeling crop and water allocation under uncertainty in irrigated agriculture in Khorezm, Uzbekistan under supervision of Prof. Ernst Berg of the University of Bonn. He received his doctoral degree from the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bonn in December 2008. Currently, he has a post-doc position in the ZEF/UNESCO project in Uzbekistan.



Alma van der Veen