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Completed and on-going studies

On-going studies 2021

To be granted PhD

  • Anyango, J. J., Thesis topic: Termite abundance, dynamics and damage (Kenya), JKUAT, Kenya
  • Ledroit, C., Thesis topic: Biodiversity (India), Conventry University, France
  • Schneidewind, U., Thesis topic: Soil carbon stocks in tropical agroforstry systems (Bolivia). University of Goettingen, Germany

To be granted M.Sc.

  • Ruchat, L., Thesis topic: N dynamics in wheat (India), University of Basel, Switzerland

To be granted B.Sc.

  • Flores, J., Thesis topic: Productivity of cultivars (Bolivia) University of San Andres, Bolivia

Completed studies


  • Karanja, E., PhD, Microbial diversity (Kenya), University of Embu, Kenya
  • Milz, J., MSc, Shade tree pruning and cocoa yields (Bolivia), University of Kassel, Germany
  • Picucci, M., MSc, Cacao cultivars (Bolivia), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Roth, A., MSc, Overageing of Cocoa Farming Households (Bolivia), ZHAW Wädenswil, Switzerland.


  • Camiño, E., BSc, Productivity of cultivars (Bolivia), Universidad Publica de El Alto, Bolivia
  • Hafen. C., Cocoa post-harvest process (Bolivia), ZHAW Wädenswil, Switzerland
  • Mwangi, E., MSc, Soil phoshorous fluxes (Kenya), JKUAT, Kenya
  • Musyoka, M., PhD, Soil nitrogen dynamics (Kenya), University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Schmutz, D., BSc, Cadmium uptake (Bolivia), ZHAW, Switzerland
  • Reding, B., BSc, Cocoa pruning (Bolivia), HAFL, Switzerland
  • Stoffel, S., MSc, Impact of training (Kenya), University of Giessen, Germany


  • Levy, C., MSc, Cocoa bean fermentation (Bolivia), ZHAW, Switzerland
  • Loshe, E., BSc, Productivity of cocoa cultivars (Bolivia), University of San Andres, Bolivia
  • Niether, W., PhD, Water balance(Bolivia), University of Goettingen, Germany


  • Atandi, J. G., MSc, Soil-borne nematodes (Kenya), Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Brönimann, L., BSc, Economic value of timber trees in agroforestry systems (Bolivia), HAFL Bern, Switzerland
  • Mader, L., MSc, Cherrelle wilt and foliage density (Boliva), University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • von Arb, C., MSc, Soil Quality (Kenya), ETH Zürich, Switzerland


  • Fernández Jauregui, L., Internship, Absorbent roots in cocoa (Bolivia), Earth University, Bolivia
  • Fuchs, M., Internship, Fine root distribution of cocoa (Bolivia), University of Kassel, Germany


  • Herren, P., Internship, Pollination-ratio of cacao flowers (Bolivia), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Bolt, M., BSc, Cocoa bug (Monalonion dissimulatum Dist) (Bolivia), HAFL Bern, Switzerland
  • Kettela, V., Internship, Pruning effect (Bolivia), SupAgro Montpellier, France
  • Vaccaro, C., MSc, Cherelle wilt (Bolivia), University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Helfenstein, J., MSc, Soil and wheat zinc concentrations (India), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Macroni, L., BSc, Accompanying herbaceous vegetation (Bolivia), University of San Andres, Bolivia
  • Mueller, I., MSc, Wheat production (India), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Schweizer, S. A., MSc, Soil physical properties (India), University of Hohenheim, Germany


  • Wurtz, M., MSc, Performance of cocoa varieties (Bolivia), ISTOM, France
  • Zweifel, J., BSc, Options and tools for pest monitoring (India), ZHAW, Switzerland


  • Zahumensky, Y., MSc, Evaluation of Participatory Tools (India), Univerisity of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Jacobi, J., PhD, Social-ecological resilience of production systems (Bolivia), University of Bern, Germany
  • Heuschkel, Z., MSc, Cacao farmers' disease knowledge (Bolivia), University of Bonn, Germany
  • Schmalz, H., MSc, Soil quality indicatiors (Kenya), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Utz, C., BSc, Self-made pest control products for organic cotton (India), HAFL Bern, Switzerland
  • Ferrari, L., BSc, Cocoa bug (Monalonion dissimulatum Dist) (Bolivia), HAFL Bern, Switzerland


  • Dietzel, N., Internship, Local knowledge of pest management (India), ASA program, Germany
  • Kahle, J., Internship, Local knowledge of pest management (India), ASA program, Germany
  • Flores, A., BSc, Microbial biomass and soil enzymatic activity (Bolivia), University of San Andres, Bolivia
  • Gomez, S., BSc, Improved manure management options (India), HAFL Bern, Switzerland
  • Jacobi, H., BSc, Above-ground biomass and carbon (Bolivia), Kassel University, Germany
  • Nyffenegger, M., BSc, P availability from rock phosphate (India), HAFL Bern, Switzerland


  • Locher, M., BSc, Rock phosphate solubilization (Kenya), HAFL Bern, Switzerland
  • Niether, W., MSc, Water use characteristics of cocoa (Bolivia), University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Schneidewind, U., Diploma, Soil nutrients in cacao (Bolivia), University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Schöning, R., MSc, Carbon and nutrient stock in soil and substrate (Bolivia), University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Schonter, C., Internship, Gender aspects in cotton-based farming systems (India), Humbolt University Berlin, Germany