Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Agricultural Economics

Dr. Caroline Hambloch


Foto:Norbert Hambloch

Scientific Staff

Room 1136






Short Bio

  • Since 09/2021 Scientific Staff at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2019-2021 Value chain researcher, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aris Tropics (ICRISAT), Lilongwe, Malawi
  • 2015-2019 PhD in Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom. PhD Thesis Title: Palming the Grains: A Critical Investigation into the Political Economy of the Palm Oil Industries in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines
  • 2013-2015 MCs in Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. MCs Thesis Title: Smallholders' Integration into the Value Chains - Exclusion of Inclusion? A Case Study of Mango Smallholders in the Philippines


Research Interests

  • Global value chains / global production networks, focus on agri-food sector
  • Governance and political economy; contract farming
  • Rural development, resilience, social justice
  • Food systems and nutrition
  • Sustainability standards and certification


Selected Publications

  • Hambloch C. (2022). Land formalization turned land rush: The case of oil palm in Papua New Guinea. Land Use Policy, 112, 105815.
  • Hambloch C. (2021). Contract farming and everyday acts of resistance: Oil palm contract farmers in the Philippines. Journal of Agrarian Change, 1-19.
  • Hambloch, C., Kahwai, J. & Mugonya, J. (Forthcoming). Contextualizing private sector-based seed system development: The case of sorghum in Eastern Africa. Outlook on Agriculture.
  • Mausch, K., Hall, A. & Hambloch, C. (2020). Colliding paradigms and trade-offs: Agri-food systems and value chain interventions. Global food security, 26, 100439.
  • Mausch, K., Almekinders, C.J.M., Hambloch, C. & McEwan, M. A. (2021). Putting diverse farming households' preferences and needs at the centre of seed system development. Outlook on Agriculture 00307270211054111.