Anja Christinck

Senior Scientist

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Skype: seed4change

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Training Anja Christinck studied agricultural sciences at the Universities of Göttingen and Hohenheim (1986-1992). She specialised in plant production with a focus on soil sciences, organic and tropical farming systems, and later shifted to agricultural communication and extension science. She holds a doctoral degree in agricultural social sciences from the University of Hohenheim (2002).
Career From 1993-94, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Plant Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim. From 1994-1997, she was a team leader in a social education project focusing on organic farming and cheese production in central Germany. From 1996-1999, she joined a collaborative project on plant breeding, seed and agrobiodiversity issues involving various stakeholders in Rajasthan, India, and subsequently worked as a freelance consultant and researcher for nearly 15 years, before joining DITSL as a senior scientist in May 2013.
Experience abroad Since 1988, Anja Christinck has worked in various countries, mainly in India, Ecuador and Colombia.
Research
Her current research interests include methodologies for dialogue and joint learning of scientists and non-academic stakeholders in research projects, particularly in relation to plant breeding, seed and agrobiodiversity issues, and more generally to food and nutrition security and sustainable rural development.
Current Research Projects
  • RELOAD - Reduction of Post Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains
Teaching
  • Enhancing quality, diversity and productivity of farmers’ pearl millet genetic resources in Rajasthan, India (BMZ/University of Hohenheim)