Capacity Development

Phase 3

Thesis title/topic
County of origin

Herren P. InternshipCacao pollination, cacao nitrogen status and system canopy openessBoliviaETH ZurichSwitzerland
Bolt M.B.Sc.Economic losses due to chince (Monalonion dissimulatum Dist.) in CacaoBoliviaHAFLSwitzerland
Lohse E.M.Sc.Evaluation of the productivity of 12 Cacao cultivarsBoliviaUMSA La PazBolivia
Kettela V.InternshipCacao biomass and system canopy openessBoliviaSupAgro MontpellierFrance
Vaccaro C.M.Sc.Cherelle wilt development in CacaoBoliviaHohenheim UniveristyAustria
Helfenstein J.M.Sc.Determinants of soil and wheat zinc concentrations: an on-farm study in Madhya Pradesh, IndiaIndiaETH ZurichSwitzerland
Mueller I.M.Sc.Characterization of organic and conventional cropping systems growing wheat in Madhya PradeshIndiaETH ZurichSwitzerland
Schweizer S.A.M.Sc.Evaluation of soil physical properties under long-term organic and conventional agricultural systems in central IndiaIndiaHohenheim UniveristyGermany

Phase 2

Year NameDegree/diplomaThesis title/topicLocationUniversityCountry of origin
2014Wurtz M.M.Sc.Indicateurs de performance de variétés de cacaoyers
(Theobroma cacao, L.) de différents systèmes de culture
dans la région Alto Beni, en Bolivie
BoliviaISTOM -
Ecole Supérieure d’Agro-Développement International
Zweifel J.B.Sc.Assessment of options and tools for pest monitoring in organic cotton production systems of the Nimar region, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaIndiaZurich Univeristy of Applied SciencesSwitzerland
2013Yvonne ZahumenskyM.Sc.Evaluation of Participatory Tools: case study about Participatory Technology Development (PTD) in Central IndiaIndiaUniverisity of TuebingenGermany
Johanna J.PhDThe contribution of organic cocoa production to social-ecological resilience in a changing climate - a comparison of organic and non-organic cocoa cultivation systems in Alto Beni, BoliviaBoliviaUniversity of BernGermany
Heuschkel Z.M.Sc."El caco me quiere, pero yo no se que hacer". An assessment of cacao farmers' disease knowledge as a basis for participatory technology developmentBoliviaWihelms University of BonnGermany
Schmalz H.M.Sc.Effects of organic and conventional farming systems after two crop rotation periods (6 yrs) on soil quality indicatiors in two long term trials in KenyaKenyaETH ZurichSwitzerland
Utz C.B.Sc.Assessment of self-made control products for organic cotton production in the Nimar region, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaIndiaBern Univeristy of Applied SciencesSwitzerland
Ferrari L.B.Sc.Comparacion de la efectividad de deferentes métodos para el control biologico del chinche de cacao (Monalonion dissimulatum) en Alto Beni, BoliviaBoliviaBern Univeristy of Applied SciencesSwitzerland

Dietzel N., Kahle J.InternshipLocal knowledge of Pest Management in the Nimar Region in Madhya Pradesh, IndiaIndiaASA programGermany
Flores A.B.Sc.Efecto de cinco sistemas de cultivo para Theobroma cacao sobre la biomasa microbiana y actividad enzimatica del suelo, Alto Beni, BoliviaBoliviaUniversidad Major de San AndrésBolivia
Gomez S.B.Sc.Identification and evaluation of improved manure management options in the context of rural IndiaIndiaBern Univeristy of Applied SciencesSwitzerland
Jacobi H.B.Cs.Oberirdische Biomasse und Kohlenstoff - Ein Vergleich verschiedener Anbausysteme von Kakao in Alto Beni, BolivienBoliviaKassel UniversityGermany
Nyffenegger MR.B.Sc.Improving plant availability if P contained in local rock phosphate for use on alkaline soilsIndiaBern Univeristy of Applied SciencesSwitzerland

Locher M.B.Sc.Options for rock phosphate solubilization in organic farming and their effects on mung, wheat and maizeKenyaBern Univeristy of Applied SciencesSwitzerland
Niether W.M.Sc.Water use characteristics of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in different production systems and of two shade trees species in Alto Beni, BoliviaBoliviaUniversity of Goettingen Germany
Schneidewind U.diplomarbeitLeinräumliche Variavilität der Bodennährstoffe in experimentellen Kakao-Agroforstparzellen (Alto Beni, Bolivien); Ein Vergleich von Misch-und Einzelproben mit Hilfe des ÄquivalenztestsBoliviaUniversity of GoettingenGermany
Schöning R.M.Sc.Kohlenstoff- und Nährstoffvorräte im Boden-Litterkompartiment von Kakaoanbausystemen. Ein Vergleich konventioneller Monokultur und sukzessiver Agroforstsysteme im Alto Beni - BolivienBoliviaUniversity of GoettingenGermany
Schonter C.internshipGender aspects in cotton-based farming systemsIndiaHumbolt University BerlinGermany