Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Horticultural Economics

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Thaer-Institute | Horticultural Economics | Employees | Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. i. R. Wolfgang Bokelmann

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. i. R. Wolfgang Bokelmann

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. i. R. Wolfgang Bokelmann
emeritus professor
w.bokelmann (at)

Visiting address
Invalidenstraße 42 (Hauptgebäude) , Room 1146
Phone number
(030) 2093-46338
(030) 2093-46331
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin



Mondays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 


Research focus

Prof. Bokelmann is a professor of economics of horticultural production, focusing on all aspects of Food Value Chains, especially governance, sustainability and innovations.

Research capacity

Prof. Bokelmann is currently coordinating:

  • The EU-ALFA III Program SERIDAR “Rural Society, Economy and Natural Resources – Integrating Competence in Rural Development”
  • The collaborative research project HORTINLEA: DIVERSIFYING FOOD SYSTEMS. Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa (BMBF-funding program GLOBE)
  • The EU/Edulink Project VALUESEC (Value Chain Development for Food Security in the Context of Climate Change)

Projects finished in the past include:

  • The EU-Asia-Link project DoCuMap (2007-2010)
  • The EU/Edulink project ValueLead: ”Value Chains for poverty reduction in the agri-food sector - Problem-based learning in higher education” with universities in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Selected Publications

BETT, H.K., BETT, R.C., PETERS, K.J., KAHI, A.K. AND BOKELMANN, W. (2011): Estimating farmer’s preferences in selection of indigenous chicken genetic resources using non-market attributes, Animal Genetic Resources, 2011, 1–13

HOFMANN-SOUKI, S., WENZ , K. AND BOKELMANN, W. (2011): Incorporating Value Chain Approaches into Horticultural Study Programmes in Developing Countries. Acta Horticulturae 921: 119-130

NWANKWO, U. M., PETERS, K.J. AND BOKELMANN, W. (2009): Information Access and Relevance Affects Adoption Decision: Rethinking adopter categorization. Research Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 5(4): 411-422.

BOKELMANN, W.; SETOTAW, F. (2008): Agricultural Technology and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia. Acta Horticulturae (772):187-190

ODENING, M., BOKELMANN, W. (2001): Agrarmanagement. Grundlagen der Unternehmensführung in Landwirtschaft und Gartenbau. Verlag Ulmer, Stuttgart 2001