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About the project

Modifying and testing available small-scale farm household production models to identify the impacts that particular agricultural innovations bring about for farmers’ output, revenue and profit for food supply and food security. Using stated preference methods for eliciting consumers’ willingness to pay and undertaking test sales for observing consumers’ payments for safe food.


UrbanFoodPlus – Sub-project 7: Economic Evaluation of Agricultural Innovations
(BMBF-GlobE: 2013-2018):


Recently concluded PhD projects in the context of the UrbanFoodPlus project:
Seeger, Christina (2019): Trust, certification and willingness to pay for safe food in West Africa
Hansen Marc (2019): Essays on the theory-based impact evaluation of projects in developing countries
Hope, Lesley (2019): Assessing the welfare impact of biochar on urban farmers in Tamale and Ouagadougou - an ex-ante analysis


Ongoing research at the Chair for Development Research on agriculture and food that is not part of UrbanFoodPlus:
- Test sales of certified safe food on traditional food markets in Tamale, Ghana (Seeger/Löwenstein)
- Consumers’ stated versus actual willingness to pay for safe food (Seeger/Löwenstein)
- Impact of irrigational infrastructure investment interventions on agricultural households in Myanmar (Om Ki)

-"Revealed and Stated Preferences" approaches: The case of wine pricing (focusing on climate change and sustainable certification schemes)(Niklas et al.)

-Macroeconomic parameters and (fine)wine consumption (Niklas et al.)
-Business Models in the wine industry and their resilience to external schocks (like Covid-19)(Niklas et al.)


*CURE: Center for Environmental Management, Energy and Resources


Project duration

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Project partner

Urban Food Plus

Sponsored by

Third Party Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Project type

Collaborative Project