Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrifood Chain Management

Dr. rer. agr. Robert Cárcamo Mallen


Photo: Claudia Coral

Guest Researcher

Room 1133







Short Bio

  • 2020-present  Coordinator in Europe of Latin America Network for Rural Innovation (RED LaTIR) / Guest Researcher at Agrifood Chain Management of the Department of Agricultural Economic, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2020 - 2023 Global Market and Trade-Specialist in Latin America and Caribbean Region - Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), Washington DC, United States
  • 2014-2020  Doctor in Agricultural Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universtität zu Berlin
  • 2014-2017  Researcher-EULALinks SENSE (Sustainable Exchanges towards Natural and Social Education) Program, ERASMUS MUNDUS
  • 2011-2016  Market Specialist Latin America and Caribbean Region - Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), Guatemala City. Market analysis and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 2009-2011  M.Sc. in Regional Studies, Instituto de Investigación, Dr. José Maria Luis Mora, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2010-2011  Academic stay at Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2003-2011  Agricultural Economist - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mexico City
  • 1998-2002  Bachelor in International Trade of Agricultural Products, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico


Research Interests

  • Food Securtiy and Globalization
  • Food Security and Climate Change
  • Food Systems and Nutrition
  • Food Market and Trade Analysis
  • Rural Development and Value Chain
  • Latin America Studies


Country Expertise

  • Latin America (Brasil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico)





  • Cárcamo Mallen, R.,  Álvarez, A. & Coral, C. (2022). Mercado global-efectos locales: Un análisis coyuntural sobre el COVID- 19, Conflictos bélicos y Cambio Climático 2020-2022. En Revista Sociedades Rurales y Medio Ambiente, Vol. 22. Núm. 43. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco.

  • Coral, C., Bokelmann, W., Bonatti, M., Carcamo Mallen, R., & Sieber, S. (2021). Understanding institutional change mechanisms for land use: Lessons from Ecuador's history. Land Use Policy, 108. Add to Citavi project by DOI
  • Palacioa Bucheli, V.J., Cárcamo Mallen, R., Álvarez Maciás, A., Coral, C. &  Bokelmann, W. (2021). Indigenous family labor in agroforestry systems in the context of global transformations: the case of the inga and Camëntsá communities in Putumayo, Colombia. Forests, 12(11), 1503.
  • Cárcamo, R. (2020). Globalization and Food Security: A case study on livelihoods and food security in Sitalá, Chiapas. Verlag Dr. Koster, Berlin Germany.
  • Coral, C., Bokelmann, W., Bonatti, M., Carcamo Mallen, 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. doi:10.1080/1747423X.2020.1811791