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Better Agri-food Trade Modelling for Policy Analysis

Period 2020 - 2024
Sponsor program Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme
Coordinator Karine Latouche, INRA, France
Team at ILR Economic and Agricultural Policy group
Dr. Yaghoob Jafari, Helena Engemann, Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei
Economic Modeling of Agricultural Systems group
Dr. Wolfgang Britz
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Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production (PhenoRob)

Period 01/2020 - 12/2024
Sponsor program Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)
Coordinator Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss and Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann, Sprecher
Team at ILR Maria Gerullis, Linmei Shang, Dr. Sebastian Rasch,
Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei
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German Science Foundation

Future rural Africa

Future-making and social-ecological transformation (CRC228)

Period 2018-2021
Sponsor program German Research Foundation (DFG)
Coordinator University of Cologne, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), University of Münster, the Charité hospital at Humboldt University in Berlin and many cooperation partners in Africa 
Thomas Heckelei (Principle Investigator ILR)
Team at ILR Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei, Bisrat Haile Gebrekidan,
Martin Paul jr. Tabe-Ojong
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German Science Foundation


Modelling Individual Decisions to Support the European Policies Related to Agriculture

Period 2019-2023
Sponsor program European Commission
Coordinator John Helming, WUR, The Netherlands 
Team at ILR Linmei Shang, Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei
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MIND-STEP European commission


Integrated Transformation Processes and Their Regional Implementations: Structural Change from Fossil Economy to Bioeconomy

Period 2019 - 2022
Sponsor program Bio-Economy Science Center
Coordinator Sandra Venghaus, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Team at ILR Dr. Yaghoob Jafari, Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei,
Helena Engemann
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