Establishing a strategic research cooperation in South Asia/India


Prof. Dr. Johannes Sauer

The main goal of this project is to build a successful research collaboration between the chair for Agricultural Production and Resource Economics at TUM and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) South Asia, based in Delhi, India. We want to put TUM and the chair “on the map” in Indian agricultural research through joint research projects/publishing joint papers with CCAFS SA and through dissemination of knowledge gained through these activities.

The first workshop with CCAFS SA was in Delhi in November 2016; further workshops are planned in spring and summer 2017. In addition to the workshops, we also meet with stakeholders and go on fieldtrips. The expected output of these workshops is a high-quality application addressed to several donor organizations for funding an innovative, highly relevant joint research project. We also aim to attract promising Indian students to do their PhD at our chair, either as part of such a joint project or through DAAD funding.

The initiation of this cooperation is funded by TUM under their “TUM Global Incentive Fund” initiative.