Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Management agrarischer Wertschöpfungsketten

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Mithöfer

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  • seit 10/2019 Professorin für Management agrarischer Wertschöpfungsketten, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2012-2019 Professorin für Agribusiness, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kleve
  • 2009-2011 Senior Marketing Specialist / Economist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2005-2009 Scientist, Economic Impact Assessment, International Centre of Insect  Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya



  • Organisation von Wertschöpfungsketten
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Governance
  • Folgenabschätzung
  • Ländliche Entwicklung & Ernährungssicherung


Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • Adam, I. A. A., Adam, Y. O., Olumeh, D. E., & Mithöfer, D. (2024). Livelihood strategies, baobab income and income inequality: Evidence from Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudan. Forest Policy and Economics, 158, 103116. doi:
  • Leimona, B., Mithöfer, D., Wibawa, G., & van Noordwijk, M. (2024). Sustainability certification: multiple values of nature coexist in value chain transformations toward a common but differentiated responsibility. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 66, 101393. doi:
  • Adetoyinbo, A., Mithöfer, D. (2023). Inter-firm relations and resource-based performance: a contingent relational view of small-scaled farmers in Zambia.
  • Claudia Coral, Dagmar Mithöfer (2022): Contemporary narratives about asymmetries in responsibility in global agri-food value chains: the case of the Ecuadorian stakeholders in the banana value chain. Agriculture and Human Values,
  • dos Santos, L. P., Schmidt, C. M., & Mithöfer, D. (2020). Impact of Collective Action Membership on the Economic, Social and Environmental Performance of Fruit and Vegetable Farmers in Toledo, Brazil. Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management, 8(1), 100107.
  • Kaimba, G. K., Mithöfer, D., & Muendo, K. M. (2020). Commercialization of underutilized fruits: Baobab pulp supply response to price and non-price incentives in Kenya. Food Policy, 101980.
  • Kaimba, G. K., Muendo, K. M., & Mithöfer, D. (2020). Marketing of baobab pulp in Kenya: Collectors' choice of rural versus urban markets. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 15(3), 194-212.
  • Pacheco, P., Bakhtary, H., Camargo, M., Donofrio, S., Drigo, I., & Mithöfer, D. (2018). The private sector: Can zero deforestation commitments save tropical forests? In A. Angelsen, C. Martius, V. De Sy, A. E. Duchelle, A. M. Larson, & T. T. Pham (Eds.), Transforming REDD+: Lessons and New Directions (pp. 161-174). Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
  • Leimona, B., van Noordwijk, M., Mithöfer, D., Cerutti, P. 2017. Environmentally and socially responsible global production and trade of timber and tree crop commodities: certification as a transient issue-attention cycle response to ecological and social issues. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13, 497-502.
  • Mei, Y., Terheggen, A., & Mithöfer, D. (2017). Who and what set the price of walnuts for small-scale farmers in Southwest China? Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, 7(2), 135-152.
  • Mithöfer, D., van Noordwijk, M., Leimona, B., & Cerutti, P. O. (2017). Certify and shift blame, or resolve issues? Environmentally and socially responsible global trade and production of timber and tree crops. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13(1), 72-85.
  • Mithöfer, D., Méndez, V.E., Bose, A.,Vaast, P. 2017. Harnessing local strength for sustainable coffee value chains in India and Nicaragua: reevaluating certification to global sustainability standards. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13, 471-496.
  • Mithöfer, D., Roshetko, J.M., Donovan, J.A., Nathalie, E., Robiglio, V., Wau, D., Sonwa, D., Blare, T. 2017. Unpacking ‘sustainable’ cocoa: do sustainability standards, development projects and policies address producer concerns in Indonesia, Cameroon and Peru? International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13, 444-469.
  • Oduol, J. B. A., Mithöfer, D., Place, F., Nang'ole, E., Olwande, J., Kirimi, L., & Mathenge, M. (2017). Women's participation in high value agricultural commodity chains in Kenya: Strategies for closing the gender gap. Journal of Rural Studies, 50, 228-239.
  • Bullock, R., Gyau, A., Mithöfer, D., Swisher, M. 2017. Contracting and gender equity in Tanzania: using a value chain approach to understand the role of gender in organic spice certification. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-13.
  • Donovan, J., Franzel, S., Cunha, M., Gyau, A., Mithöfer, D. 2016. Guides for Value-Chain development: A comparative review. In: A. Devaux, J. Donovan, M. Torero,D. Horton (Eds.), Innovation for Inclusive Value-Chain Development: Successes and Challenges. Washington: International Food Policy Research Institute.
  • Ehlert, C., Mithöfer, D., Waibel, H. (2014). Worker welfare on Kenyan export vegetable farms. Food Policy 46: 66-73.
  • Jamnadass, R., Langford, K., Anjarwalla, P., Mithöfer, D. (2014). Public–Private Partnerships in Agroforestry. In N. K. V. Alfen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (pp. 544-564). Oxford: Academic Press.