Dr. Emmanuel Benjamin
Senior Research Staff

Building:Institutional building II (4106)
Room:O 61


  • Ph.D. at the European Institute for International Economic Relations, University of Wuppertal
  • M.Sc. Business Administration and Economics, University of Wuppertal
  • B A. Business Administration, Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences

Research areas

  • Financial inclusion of micro- and small-scale agribusinesses in developing countries
  • Socioeconomic analysis of ecosystem services in developing countries
  • Bioeconomy and integrated pest management as a sustainable agricultural tool
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in developing countries
  • Climate-smart agriculture in developing countries
  • Gender analysis of smallholders in developing countries
  • Energy Economics

Research projects

  • IPM-Popillia
  • Sustainable Aquaponics for Nutritional  and Food Security in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa (SANFU)
  • Innovative Biological Products for Soil Pest Control (INBIOSOIL)
  • Financial institutions and trends in sustainable agriculture: Synergy in rural sub-Saharan Africa


  • Development Economics (B.Sc.)
  • Development Policy and Economics: Human Security and Human Development (M.Sc.)
  • Climate Change Economics (M.Sc.)


  • S.-H.-E. Chang, E. O. Benjamin, J. Sauer (2023). The role of rice farmers' attitude and trusst in government in decision-making for participating in a climate-related agri-environmental scheme. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2023.2180348
  • Jacal, S., Straubinger, F. B., Benjamin, E. O. & Buchenrieder, G. (2022). Economic costs and environmental impacts of fussil fuel dependency in sub-Saharan Africa: A Nigerian dilemma. Energy for Sustainable Development, 70, 45-53, doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2022.07.007
  • Benjamin, E. O., Hall, D., Sauer, J., & Buchenrieder, G. (2022). Are carbon pricing policies on a path to failure in resource-dependent economies? A willingness-to-pay case study of Canada. Energy Policy, 162, 112805.
  • Benjamin, E. O., Buchenrieder, G. R., & Sauer, J. (2021). Economics of small-scale aquaponics system in West Africa: A SANFU case study. Aquaculture economics & management, 25(1), 53-69
  • Benjamin, E. O., Ola, O., & Buchenrieder, G. (2018). Does an agroforestry scheme with payment for ecosystem services (PES) economically empower women in sub-Saharan Africa?. Ecosystem Services, 31, 1-11.
  • Benjamin, E. O., Grabenweger, G., Strasser, H., & Wesseler, J. H. (2018). The socioeconomic benefits of biological control of western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera and wireworms Agriotes spp. in maize and potatoes for selected European countries. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 1 -13.
  • Benjamin, E. O., & Sauer, J. (2018). The cost effectiveness of payments for ecosystem services - Smallholders and agroforestry in Africa. Land Use Policy, 71, 293-302.
  • Benjamin, E. O., Blum, M., & Punt, M. (2016). The impact of extension and ecosystem services on smallholder's credit constraint. The Journal of Developing Areas, 50(1), 333-350.
  • Benjamin, E. O., &  Wesseler, J. H. (2016). A socioeconomic analysis of biocontrol in integrated pest management: A review of the effects of uncertainty, irreversibility and flexibility. NJAS-Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 77, 53-60.
  • Benjamin, E. O. (2013). Adverse selections and microfinance in rural Africa: signalling through environmental services. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 24(1), 28-39.
  • Benjamin, E. O. (2013). Credit risk modelling and sustainable agriculture: asset evaluation and rural carbon revenue. Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 3(1), 57-69.