Nicole Schönleber and Jenny Kopsch-Xhema

Nicole Schönleber and Jenny Kopsch-Xhema

Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim | CEOs
Session Organizers

Dr. Nicole Schönleber

Nicole Schönleber has a doctorate in agricultural sciences and is working since 2003 as a research assistant at the Institute for Farm Management at Hohenheim University. Her research focus is on economics in agriculture and bioenergy / renewable raw materials. The fields of expertise comprise, inter alia, potential analyses of resources for food and non-food, development and analysis of scenarios with energy and food management issues.
Since June 2015 she is additionally holding the CEO position (in a ‘Tandem arrangement’) of the Food Security Center (FSC). The FSC is a university center of excellence in development cooperation at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program ‘exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation’, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. The Food Security Center’s mission is to provide innovative and effective scientific contributions to reduce hunger and achieve food security, contributing towards the progress of Millennium Developmental Goal 1, especially towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition.

Dr. Jenny Kopsch-Xhema

Jenny Kopsch-Xhema has a doctorate in agricultural sciences and was research fellow and later on the coordinator of the International Research Training Group “Modeling Material Flows and Production Systems for Sustainable Resource Use in Intensified Crop Production in the North China Plain” funded by DFG. Her research focus is on environmental, life and agricultural sciences. Since 2007 she is working as science manager for different international research-, networking- or mobility projects at Higher Education Institutions worldwide (China, Russia, Ukraine, South Eastern Europe, Ethiopia) funded by different sponsors such as EU, DFG, BMZ, DAAD. Since March 2015 she is holding the CEO position (in a ‘Tandem arrangement’) of the Food Security Center (FSC).The FSC is a university center of excellence in development cooperation at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program ‘exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation’, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. The Food Security Center’s mission is to provide innovative and effective scientific contributions to reduce hunger and achieve food security, contributing towards the progress of Millennium Developmental Goal 1, especially towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition.

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