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Partners

Dr. Steffen Noleppa

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Dr. Noleppa is a co-founder and managing partner of agripol – network for policy advice GbR. He holds a Masters degree in Animal Husbandry with a specialization in Agricultural Informatics and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, both from Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Noleppa worked as a researcher and assistant professor at the Chair for Agricultural Policy at Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Noleppa has special expertise in assessment and evaluation techniques, both ex-post and ex-ante, in modeling of agricultural markets and policies, sector analysis and policy simulation, and in transition as well as climate change economics. He has long lasting experience in project and programme management, policy advice, institution building, economic and impact assessment, and regional development support in a wide variety of countries across the globe. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture (HFFA) e.V., a Berlin based international non-profit think tank representing a multidisciplinary international expert community, drawn from government, academia, industry and civil society and developing sustainable strategies to meet challenges of global food and agriculture.

Dr. Noleppa speaks German, English and Russian, lives in Berlin, Germany, is married and has four children.

Matti Cartsburg

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Matti Cartsburg is the latest addition to agripol’s partners. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences (2010) and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics (2013). He studied at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). During his studies, Matti Cartsburg focused on the impact of climate change on agriculture and agricultural markets. He has thorough experience in modeling agricultural markets and policies as well as environmental assessments with particular emphasis on the water sector. Matti Cartsburg gained broad experience during his employment as a research assistant at the Chair for International Agricultural Trade and Development of the Humboldt University and various internships in Scotland, Canada, Switzerland and Germany. Recently he contributed two chapters on the impact of climate change on agricultural production, food security and livestock in Latin America and Central Asia to the research report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the World Bank.

He speaks German, English and Spanish. He currently lives in Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen

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Prof. Lotze-Campen is a co-founder and managing partner of agripol. He holds a Masters degree (University of Reading, UK) and Ph.D. (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany) in Agricultural Economics with a specialisation in international trade theory and policy, economic development, and applied policy modelling. He worked as a researcher and lecturer at Humboldt University of Berlin and as a business development engineer for a commercial earth observation service provider (InfoTerra GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Germany). Since 2001, he has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He is an expert in modelling of agricultural markets and policies, sector analysis and strategy development, land use modelling, agricultural climate impacts, bio-energy, and cost-benefit-analysis. He has profound experience in managing large-scale consultancy and research projects.

Since 2012 Prof. Lotze-Campen is co-chair of the Research Domain "Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities" at PIK. Since April 2014 he is a Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Prof. Lotze-Campen speaks German, English and Russian. He lives in Potsdam, is married and has two children.

Dr. Gerald Schwarz

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Dr. Schwarz is a partner of agripol. He holds a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics (1998) and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (2002), both from Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Schwarz worked as a researcher and senior researcher at the James Hutton Institute (former Macaulay Land Use Research Institute) and is currently working at the Thünen Institute of Farm Economics. He has special expertise in modeling agricultural markets and policies, assessing policy instruments to promote public good provision and ecosystem services of agriculture and quantitative and qualitative methods for agri-environmental policy evaluation. One of his particular research interests is the implementation of result-oriented approaches in agricultural and rural policies. He has extensive experience in coordinating international and national projects, team management and working with international multi-disciplinary specialists and networks.

Dr. Schwarz speaks German, English and French. He currently lives in Braunschweig, is married and has two children.

 

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board members assist us in continuously improving the scientific methods we apply and in reaching the high quality targets we have set. All our Board members have a broad range of highly specialized knowledge and experience in their respective fields.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Kirschke

Chair for Agricultural Policy at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Senator and former Vice President of the Humboldt University of Berlin

More than 20 years experience in economic research and advice with a focus on planning and evaluation of agricultural policies

Fields of work: agricultural policies in EU and transition countries, market and policy modelling, decision making support and priority-setting, international agricultural development

Management of numerous research projects, expert and consultant activities for national and international organisations

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Harald von Witzke

Chair for International Agricultural Trade and Development at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Co-founder of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy, University of Minnesota, USA

Member of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC)    

Fields of work: trade and development analyses, political economy, macroeconomic effects and agriculture

Management of numerous research projects, expert and consultant activities for national and international organisations

Dr. Johannes Lagemann

Managing Director, GFA Holding AG    

Founder and former Managing Director of GFA -AGRAR, now GFA Consulting Group
    
Profound expertise in corporate strategy development, human resource planning and organisation
    
Implementation of more than 60 studies and projects in numerous African, Asian, European and Latin American countries

Recently special focus on water management, privatisation and land reform, market and trade policies, and agricultural extension services.