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  • The agricultural extension system in Ethiopia: operational setup, challenges and opportunities

    PDF | 07.08.2017

    Leta, G., Kelboro, G., Stellmacher, T., and A.-K. Hornidge 2017. The agricultural extension system in Ethiopia: operational setup, challenges and opportunities. ZEF Working Paper 158, Center for Development Research, Bonn.

     

  • Buying green and social from abroad: Are biomass-focused voluntary sustainability standards useful for European public procurement?

    PDF | 24.04.2017

    Beuchelt, T. 2017. Buying green and social from abroad: Are biomass-focused voluntary sustainability standards useful for European public procurement? ZEF Working Paper 156, Center for Development Research, Bonn.

     

  • A rights-based food security principle for biomass sustainability standards and certification systems

    PDF | 04.03.2016

    Anna Mohr, Tina Beuchelt, Rafaël Schneider, Detlef Virchow (2015): A rights-based food security principle for biomass sustainability standards and certification systems. ZEF Working Paper 143.

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  • Trends and Drivers of Crop Biomass Demand: Sub-Saharan Africa vs the Rest of the World

    10.11.2015
    Arnim Kuhn and Kassahun Aberra Endeshaw (2015): Trends and Drivers of Crop Biomass Demand: Sub-Saharan Africa vs the Rest of the World. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Discussion Paper 2015:3.

    http://www.ilr.uni-bonn.de/agpo/publ/dispap/download/dispap15_03.pdf

  • A Critical Review of the Follow-the-Innovation Approach: Stakeholder collaboration and agricultural innovation development

    15.10.2015

    Amankwah, K., Shtaltovna, A., Kelboro, G., Hornidge, A.-K. 2015: A Critical Review of the Follow-the-Innovation Approach: Stakeholder collaboration and agricultural innovation development. ZEF Working Paper Series 138, Bonn

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  • A framework for assessing the energy efficiency of non – mechanised agricultural systems in developing countries

    01.04.2015

    Mwambo, Francis Molua and Christine Fürst (2014). A framework for assessing the energy efficiency of non – mechanised agricultural systems in developing countries. Proceedings of the 28th EnviroInfo 2014 Conference, Oldenburg, Germany. September 10-12, 2014.

    http://enviroinfo.eu/sites/default/files/pdfs/vol8514/0565.pdf

  • Follow the Innovation Approach: A critical review

    26.03.2015

    Amankwah, K., Shtaltovna, A. and Hornidge, A.-K. 2015. Follow the Innovation Approach: A critical review. ZEF Working Paper 138. ZEF Working Paper series. Bonn.

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  • Institutional Analysis of the Increased System Productivity of Biomass based Value Webs. The case of cassava in Nigeria.

    26.03.2015

    Ebile, P., S. Gupta and Regina Birner 2014. Institutional Analysis of the Increased System Productivity of Biomass based Value Webs. The case of cassava in Nigeria. Poster Presentation at the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) Scientific Conference in Warsaw, October 2014.

  • An Integrated Pathway of Production Systems Modelling Analysis in Sub-saharan Africa

    PDF | 23.03.2015

    Srivastava, A.K., Gaiser, T., Ewert, F., 2014. An Integrated Pathway of Production Systems Modelling Analysis in Sub-saharan Africa. In: Tielkes, E. (Ed.), Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources. DITSL GmbH, Witzenhausen, Germany, Prague, Czech Republic, p. 479. http://www.tropentag.de/2014/proceedings/proceedings.pdf

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  • Automated Phenotyping of Banana Seedlings

    PDF | 17.02.2015

    Mensah, Eric Opoku, Thomas Bodewein, Tobias Wojciechowski, Fabio Fiorani, Ulrich Schurr 2015. Mensah_etal_Automated Phenotyping of Banana Seedlings IBG-2 Plant Sciences – Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany

  • Developing food and nutrition security criteria for biomass standards and certifications

    JPG | 29.09.2014

    Beuchelt, Tina, Rafaël Schneider, Detlef Virchow, and Anna Mohr 2014: Developing food and nutrition security criteria for biomass standards and certifications. Poster presented at the Tropentag 2014, International Conference on Research on Food Security,
    Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, Prague, Czech Republic, September 17-19, 2014.

  • Is Africa “ready” for an integrated bioeconomy approach?

    PDF | 17.09.2014

    With its abundance of natural resources, Africa appears to be predestined for a type of economy that centres on the use of bio-based resources. However, before a comprehensive approach can be applied, a large number of framework conditions and policies will have to change, Adebayo Abass maintains.

    Abass, Adebayo 2014. Is Africa “ready” for an integrated  bioeconomy approach? Rural 21 – Bioeconomy. Vol. 48 Nr. 3/2014, pp. 32-33.

  • The value web approach – so that the South can also benefit from the bioeconomy

    PDF | 17.09.2014

    The rising demand for biomass is transforming agriculture from a  food to a complex biomass-supplying and -processing sector, which the countries of the South could benefit from. New prospects could arise for them to go beyond their role of pure raw material suppliers. However, a value chain approach is insufficient in this context. The biomass-based value web  appears to offer an alternative approach.

    Virchow, Detlef, Tina Beuchelt, Manfred Denich, Tim K. Loos, Marlene Hoppe, and Arnim Kuhn 2014. The value web approach – so that the South can also benefit from the bioeconomy. Rural 21 – Bioeconomy. Vol. 48, Nr. 3/2014, pp. 16-18.

  • Cassava – How to explore the “all-sufficient”?

    PDF | 17.09.2014

    Making better and more diversified use of plants in order to benefit from existing resources is one of the targets that the bioeconomy has set itself. As a rule, however, this means that first of all, a lot of research has to be carried out, as the following example of Cassava shows.

    Latif, Sajid and Joachim Müller 2014. Cassava – how to explore the “all-sufficient”. Rural 21 Vol. 48 Nr. 3/2014, pp. 30-31.

  • Phosphorus’ declining availability in an emerging bio-economy

    PDF | 29.08.2014

    Virchow, Detlef and Manfred Denich 2014. Phosphorus’ declining availability in an emerging bio-economy. European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform Scope Newsletter 106: 14-15.

  • Bioenergy, Food Security and Poverty Reduction: Mitigating tradeoffs and promoting synergies along the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus.

    PDF | 25.08.2014

    Alisher Mirzabaev, Dawit Guta, Jann Goedecke, Varun Gaur, Jan Börner, Detlef Virchow, Manfred Denich and Joachim von Braun 2014. Bioenergy, Food Security and Poverty Reduction: Mitigating tradeoffs and promoting synergies along the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. ZEF Working Papers 135.

  • A biomass-based value web as analytic approach to optimize the agricultural sector’s efficiency and resilience.

    23.07.2014

    Detlef Virchow, Manfred Denich, Arnim Kuhn, Tina Beuchelt. 2014. A biomass-based value web as analytic approach to optimize the agricultural sector’s efficiency and resilience. Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security – IFPRI 2020 Conference, May 15-17, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Developing Food and Nutrition Security Criteria for Biomass Standards and Certifications.

    23.07.2014

    Beuchelt, T., Schneider, R., Virchow, D. and A. Mohr. 2014. Developing Food and Nutrition Security Criteria for Biomass Standards and Certifications. Contribution accepted for presentation at the Tropentag – International Conference on Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development on “,Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources”, September 17-19, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • The Biomass-Based Value Web as a Novel Perspective on the Increasingly Complex African Agro-Food Sector.

    23.07.2014

    Virchow, D., Denich, M., Kuhn, A. and T. Beuchelt. 2014. The Biomass-Based Value Web as a Novel Perspective on the Increasingly Complex African Agro-Food Sector. Contribution accepted for presentation at the Tropentag – International Conference on Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development on “,Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources”, September 17-19, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • BiomassWeb Flyer

    PDF | 21.07.2014

    BiomassWeb – Improving food security in Africa through increased system  productivity of biomass-based value webs.
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  • Approaches to managing disturbance and change: Resilience, vulnerability and adaptability

    15.06.2014

    Callo-Concha, D. 2014: Approaches to managing disturbance and change: Resilience, vulnerability and adaptability. ZEF Working Paper Series 133, Bonn.

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