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Expert NameMr. Markus Giger
TitleDipl. Engineer Agronomy ETH
DivisionCentre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Telephone+41 31 631 37 52
Work ExperienceConceptual work, research and technical support in sustainable rural development and sustainable management of natural resources: Amongst these are: Co-ordinator and facilitator of a net-work consisting of SDC, universities and Swiss Development NGO's on "sustainable use of land use"; co-ordinator of a working group "incentives and subsidies for sustainable soil use". A presentation of results of this network can be found at: Capitalisation of Experiences of 5 projects in the natural resource domain in Bulgaria on behalf of SDC. Backstopping missions for the Central Asia Mountain Partnership Programme (funded by SDC). Member of a Swiss Consortium in the project “European Research Area on Agricultural Research for Development (ERA-ARD)” working on common Project Management Standards and on Capacity Development. Developing the curriculum and conducting training course on Environmental Impact Analysis in Madagascar. Consultancy missions in Central America. Support to the elaboration of case studies and guidelines regarding the use of incentives in projects.
QualificationsDipl. Engineer Agronomy ETH, Specialisation in Agricultural Economics, Federal Polytechnical School Zurich, 1977-1982 Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Post-Universitaire, Spécialisation Economie Rurale et Développement, Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen Montpellier, 1983
Number of Publications22
Other Activities1. UNCCD Science and Technology correspondent (STC) for Switzerland 2. Member of _Société Suisse d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurale (SSE)
Publications1. Giger Markus, Hurni H. , Portner B., Scheidegger Urs. 2008: Globale Landwirtschaft vor alten und neuen Herausforderungen. GAIA. 3/2008 oekom Verlag. München. _Gabathuler,E., Liniger H., Hauert C., Giger M. 2009. Benefits of sustainable land management. CDE, WOCAT, Bern. Available at : 2. Hurni H, Giger M, and Meyer K (edts). 2006. Soils on the global agenda. Developing international mechanisms for sustainable land management. Prepared with the support of an international group of specialists of the IASUS Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). Centre for Development and Environment, Berne 4. Giger Markus, 1999: Avoiding the Shortcut. Moving beyond the use of direct incentives. A review of experience with the use of incentives in projects for sustainable soil management. CDE Berne. Development. Development and Environment Reports Nr. 17. Available for download at: 5. Giger Markus, Liniger Hanspeter, Critchley Will, 1999: Use of Incentives and Profitability of Soil and Water Conservation. Economic Analysis of WOCAT Data from Eastern and Southern Africa. (Published in: Incentives in Soil Conservation. From Theory to Practice. Editors David Sanders et al., WASWC, Oxford & IBH Publishing CO. PVT. LTD)
DisciplineAgricultural Sciences
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