Nicole Dittrich

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Coordinator MSc Programmes in Economics with Afghan Universities

Address:
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.15
44789 Bochum
Germany

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22292

Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Research interest


  • Food Security
  • Agriculture Innovation
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Biochar
  • Africa and Latin America
  • Sustainable Agriculture


Research Project


Enhancing Food Security in West African Cities: The Productivity of Urban Farmers and the Role of Agriculture Innovation.

Publications

  • N. Dittrich (2018): Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Bamenda: A Policy Narrative (with D. Bertrand Njoh, T. Feldt, C. Seeger, H. Karg, E. Gawum, A. Witte, R. van Veenhuizen), for SHUMAS, UrbanFoodPlus, RUAF Foundation, and the Bamenda Multi-Stakeholder Platform, 48 p.

Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

  • Urban Food Security, Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, 2. July 2018.
  • "Tropentage", Bonn University, 20.-22. September 2017.
  • "Hidden Hunger", Hohenheim University, 20.-22. March 2017.
  • "How to certify Cacao", GIZ Workshop for local farmers in Altamira, September 2014, Brazil.
  • "Dialogo com extractivitsas e politica", Brasília, October 2013, Brazil.
  • "Desenvolvimento Sustentável na Amazônia Brasiliera",  Belém, October 2013, Brazil.
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung im brasilianischen Amazonasgebiet. Transdiziplinärer Dialog zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik - Perspektiven neuer Formate der wissenschaftlichen Kooperation zwischen Deutschand und Brasilien. Berlin, 09 - 10 November 2013.

Teaching


  • Seminar 'Public Sector Reform' (MADM, Winter Term 2016/17; Summer Term 2017; Summer Term 2018)
  • Seminar 'Current Topics of Development Policy' (M.Sc. WiWi, Winter Term 16/17, Summer Term 2017)

Mentoring


Master Theses:
  • Megos Desalegne Gelagay (2018). The Impact of Irrigation Technology on Household Food Security: The Case of Autonomous Adaptation Project (PAA) of Ethiopia in Adami-Tullu Jido-Kombolcha.
  • Stefani Rackes da Silva (2018). The support of social capital in coping with shocks and stresses faced by Venezulan asylum seekers in Brazil.

Seminar Paper:
  • Wibke Fasel (2017). Climate-smart villiages in Africa.