Dr. Anette Ruml

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Seit 04/2020: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies and in the Collaborative Research Center 990 EFForTS Project (Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems), in the subproject C11 (Integrated analyses of policies for sustainable rural economies)

    • 04/2017 - 03/2020: Doctoral Researcher at GlobalFood RTG 1666, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University of Göttingen

    • Education: M.A. Development Economics, Georg-August Universität Göttingen; B.A. of Science Economics, Albert-Ludwig Universität Freiburg

    Current Research

    • Inclusion of smallholder farmers in more modern and high-value markets, and the resulting effects on e.g. household welfare and productivity

    • Socioeconomic- and ecological trade-offs of small- and large-scale producers in Indonesia

    Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy | 10/2021

    Effects of Contract Farming on Diets and Nutrition in Ghana

    Contract farming gained importance in many developing countries. Effects of contracting on smallholder farmers' incomes were analyzed in previous studies. In this article, the authors examine the effects of contract farming on dietary diversity and child anthropometrics, using survey data from the palm oil sector in Ghana.

    Dr. Bethelhem Legesse Debela

    Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

    Agricultural Economics | 01/2021

    New Evidence regarding the Effects of Contract Farming on Agricultural Labor Use

    Dr. Anette Ruml

    Research Fellow

    Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

    Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics | 2021

    Contract farming, contract design and smallholder livelihoods

    The authors examine associations between contract farming and farm household income in the oil palm sector of Ghana, explicitly differentiating between two types of contracts, namely simple marketing contracts and more comprehensive resource-providing contracts.

    Dr. Catherine Ragasa

    Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

    Research Project | 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2023

    Integrated Analyses of Policies for Sustainable Rural Economies (CRC 990, phase 3, project C11)

    The Collaborative Research Center EFForTS (Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems, coordinated by the University of Göttingen) aims at providing science-based knowledge on how to protect and enhance the ecological functions of tropical forests and agricultural transformation systems at a landscape scale, while improving human welfare. In the third phase of EFForTS, the GIGA leads the projects B10 on landscape-level assessment of functions and C11 on policies for sustainable rural transformations.
    DFG, 2020-2023

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