Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Plant Ecophysiology

Dr. Christoph Kubitza


Room EG 013


  • International Economics and Development at Bayreuth University (BA)
  • Development Economics at University of Goettingen (MA)
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics at University of Goettingen, Title: “Land-use change and rural development in Indonesia: Economic, institutional and demographic aspects of deforestation and oil palm expansion”
Professional Career
  • 2019-: Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Berlin/Hamburg

  • 2018-2019: Senior Researcher at the Chair of “International Food Economics and Rural Development” at the University of Goettingen

  • 2018-2020: Consultant for the “International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center” (CIMMYT) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

  • 2015-2018: PhD student/Junior Researcher at the Collaborative Research Center 990: „Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)“ at the University of Goettingen

Current research interests
  • Economic and social impacts of land-use change and global land acquisitions

  • Smallholder farming systems in developing countries

  • Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Accord-M – Accompanying research for nutrition-sensitive development in Madagascar / Recherche accompagnante pour l’améliorisation de la nutrition en Madagascar
List of publications