Christoph Kubitza | Land Portal


  • Since 05/2020: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

  • 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 Göttingen

  • 2018 - 2020: Consultant for the “International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center” (CIMMYT), Mexico

  • 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 Göttingen

  • Education: 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” (summa cum laude); M.A. Development Economics at University of Göttingen ; B.A. International Economics and Development at Bayreuth University



The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg, Germany. Our mission is to analyse political, social, and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as global issues. As a member of the Leibniz Association, we are committed to the Leibniz principle of “theoria cum praxi”: science for the benefit of society.

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