Prof. Dr. Regina Birner

Position
Head of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development

Institution/Company
University of Hohenheim

Address
Wollgrasweg 43, 70599 Stuttgart

Significant career milestones

Since 2010
Head of the Chair of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development at the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim

2004-2010
Head of the Governance Research Program at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC

1997-2004
Scientific assistant and professor at the Institute of Rural Development at the University of Göttingen

2003
Habilitation at the Institute for Rural Development at the University of Göttingen

1997
Post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Rural Development at the University of Göttingen

1986-1992
Graduate of Agricultural Sciences at the Technical University of Munich

Memberships

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Agricultural Policy of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
  • Member of the Senate Commission on Agraecosystem Research at the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Current fields of activity

  • Institutional and policy framework conditions for sustainable agricultural development
  • Development of public, private and cooperative organisations in the agricultural sector
  • The role of agricultural research and consulting, the securing of land rights (in particular for small farmers), policy processes in the agricultural area, as well as the role of women in agricultural developments
  • International organisations and their role in global food security