Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrifood Chain Management

Dr. Claudia Coral


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Scientific Staff / Researcher

Room 1136






Short Bio

  • Since 2023 Scientific Staff and Researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Since 2020  Postdoctoral Researcher,  Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V., PRO-PLANTEURS Recherche Project
  • 2020-2023  Guest Researcher, Humboldt University of Berlin, Agrifood Chain Management
  • 2014 - 2019  Doctor in Agricultural Sciences (Dr. rer. agr.), Department of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics, Structured training of doctoral students in the field of agricultural and food economics
  • 2014–2018  Researcher – Ecuadorian National Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT)
  • 2013-2014  Research Project: "Sustainable Land Management in Madagascar" (SULAMA 2011-2016). Financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
  • 2012–2014  Master of Science (M.Sc.) Integrated Natural Resource Management, Department of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Master Thesis: “Integration of smallholder farmers into agribusiness value chains under restrictive markets: The case of the Littoral-Mahafaly plateau transect in south-western Madagascar.”


Research Interests

  • Food Systems
  • Resilience of global agrifood value chains
  • Social justice in agrifood value chains
  • Sustainability standard


Country Expertise

  • South America, Ecuador, Madagascar, Tansania, Côte d'Ivoire




Selected Publications

  • Claudia Coral, Dagmar Mithöfer: The backbone of agrifood value chain resilience: Innovation in the Ecuadorian banana value chain from a historical perspective. World Development Perspective Volume 29, March 2023, https.//
  • Arielle Sandrine Rafanomezantsoa, Claudia Coral (2022): Identifying nutrition-sensitive development options in Madagascar through a positive deviance approach. Food Security
  • 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,
  • Coral, C., Bokelmann, W., Bonatti, M., Cárcamo, R. & Sieber, S. (2021). Understanding institutional change mechanisms for land use: Lessons from Ecuador's history. Land Use Policy, 108.
  • Coral, C., Bokelmann, W., Bonatti, M., Carcamo, R., & Sieber, S. (2020). Agency and structure: A grounded theory approach to explain land-use change in the Mindo and western foothills of Pichincha, Ecuador. Journal of Land Use Science, 15(4), 547-569.