Peer-reviewed articles

2017

Adamtey, N., Bekele, E., Bautze, D., Musyoka, M. W., Karanja, E., Fiaboe, K. M., et al. (submitted). Organic farming improves soil fertility in the tropics compared to conventional: Evidence from Long-term farming systems comparison trials in Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Andres, C., Perez, E., Armengot, L., Alcon, F., Choque, R., Baltazar, P., Trujillo, G., Milz, J., and Schneider, M. (submitted). Locally selected cocoa cultivars are more productive and yield earlier – results from on-farm trials over a four year period in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Agroforestry Systems.

Atandi, J. G., Haukeland, S., Kariuki, G. M., Coyne, D. L., Karanja, E. N., Musyoka, M. W., Fiaboe, K. K. M., Bautze, D., Adamtey, N. (2017). Organic farming provides improved management of plant parasitic nematodes in maize and bean cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 247: 265-272. Read more

Bhat, N .A., Riar, A., Ramesh, A., Iqbal, S., Sharma, M. P., Sharma, S. K. and Bhullar, G. S. (2017). Soil biological activity contributing to phosphorus availability in Vertisols under long-term organic and conventional agricultural management. Frontiers in Plant Science – Agroecology and Land Use Systems, 8: 1289. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01523. Read more

Jacobi, J., Bottazzi, P., Pilco, M., Schneider, M., Rist, S. (2017). Building Farm Resilience in a Changing Climate: Challenges, Potentials, and Ways Forward for Smallholder Cocoa Production in Bolivia. Identifying Emerging Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, 231-247. Read more

Musyoka, M. W., Adamtey, N., Muriuki, A. W. and Cadisch, G. (2017). Effect of organic and conventional farming systems on nitrogen use efficiency of potato, maize and vegetables in the Central highlands of Kenya. European Journal Of Agronomy, 86: 24-36. Read more

Musyoka, M. W., Adamtey, N., Muriuki, A. W., Bautze, D. and Cadisch, G. (submitted). Synchrony of N supply and uptake, leaching loses and balances in conventional and organic farming systems in Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Niether, W., Armengot, L., Andres, C., Schneider, M., and Gerold, G. (submitted). Tree management affecting shading, throughfall and microclimate in cocoa production systems.

Niether, W., Schneidewind, U., Armengot, L., Adamtey, N., Schneider, M., Gerold, G. (2017). Spatial-temporal soil moistre dynamics under different cocoa production systems. CATENA, 158: 340-349. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2017.07.011. Read more

Niether, W. (submitted). Linking land-use and product quality: micro-environmental growing conditions affect cocoa bean chemical composition and stress indicators in three cultivars of Theobroma cacao.

Riar, A., Mandloi L. S., Messmer, M., Poswal, R. S., and Bhullar, G. S. (2017). A diagnosis of biophysical and socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ choice to adopt organic or conventional farming systems for cotton production. Frontiers in Plant Science – Agroecology and Land Use Systems, 8: 1289. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01289. Read more

Schneidewind, U., Niether, W., Armengot, L., Schneider, M., Sauer, D., Gerold, G., Heitkamp, F. (submitted). Carbon stocks, litterfall production, and pruning residues in monoculture and agroforestry cacao production systems.

2016

Adamtey, N., Musyoka, M. W., Zundel, C., Cobo, J. C., Karanja, E., Fiaboe, K. M., et al. (2016). Comparison of conventional and organic farming systems in the sub-humid zones of the Central highlands of Kenya: Productivity and profitability of maize-based cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 235: 61-79. Read more

Andres, C. and Bhullar, G.S. (2016). Sustainable intensification of tropical agro-ecosystems: need and potentials. Frontiers in Environmental Science, specialty section Agroecology and Land Use Systems, 4 (5). Read more

Armengot, L., Barbieri, P., Andres, C., Milz, J., and Schneider, M. (2016). Cacao agroforestry systems have higher return on labor compared to full-sun monocultures. Agronomy for sustainable development, 36 : 70. Read more

Gramlich, A., Tandy, S., Andres, C., Chincheros Paniagua, J., Armengot, L., Schneider, M., and Schulin, R. (2016). Cadmium uptake by cocoa trees in agroforestry and monoculture systems under conventional and organic management. Science of the Total Environment, 580: 677-686. Read more

Helfenstein, J., Müller, I., Grüter, R., Bhullar, G.S., Mandloi, L., Papritz, A., Siegrist, M., Schulin, R. and Frossard, E. (2016) Organic Wheat Farming Improves Grain Zinc Concentration. PLOS ONE, 11 (8): e0160729. Read more

Schneider, M., Andres, C., Trujillo, G., Alcon, F., Amurrio, E., Perez, E., Weibel, F. and Milz, J. (2016) Cocoa and total system yields of organic and conventional agroforestry vs. monoculture systems in a long-term field trial in Bolivia. Experimental Agriculture, 53 (3): 351-374. Read more

2015

Alfaro-Flores, A., Morales-Belpaire, I. and Schneider, M. (2015). Microbial biomass and cellulase activity in soils under five different cocoa production systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Agroforestry systems 89(2). Read more

Jacobi, J., Schneider, M., Pillco, M., Huber, S., Weidmann, S., Bottazzi, P. and Rist, S. (2015) Farm resilience in organic and nonorganic cocoa farming systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39, 798-823.

Jacobi, J., Schneider, M., Pillco, M., Huber, S., Weidmann, S. and Rist, S. (2015). La contribución de la producción del cacao orgánico a la resiliencia socio-ecológica en el contexto del cambio climático en el Alto Beni – La Paz. Acta Nova 6(4), 351-382. Read more

Jacobi, J., Schneider, M., Bottazzi, P., Pillco, M., Calizaya, P., et al. (2015). Agroecosystem resilience and farmers’ perceptions of climate change impacts on cocoa farms in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems FirstView, 1-14. Read more

2014

Jacobi, J., Andres, C., Schneider, M., Pillco, M., Calizaya, P. and Rist, S. (2014). Carbon stocks, tree diversity, and the role of organic certification in different cocoa production systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia. Agroforestry Systems, 1117 - 1132. Read more

Jacobi, .J, Schneider, M., Rist, S. (2014). Agroforstwirtschaft als ökologisch, ökonomisch und sozial nachhaltige Landnutzungsform: Fallbeispiel Kakaoanbau in Bolivien. Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 100, 4-25. Read more

2013

Forster, D., Andres, C., Verma, R., Zundel, C., Messmer, M. and Mader, P. (2013). Yield and economic performance of organic and conventional cotton-based farming system - results from a field trial in India. Plos one 8(12). Read more