Publications

The Institute, as a competence centre, brings together the international work of staff and students working across BFH-HAFL Divisions with numerous external partners from the private sector, public institutions and NGO’s.

Over the years, our researchers and students have produced a wealth of scientific publications, book and conference contributions, project reports, policy briefs and more. As a university of applied sciences, BFH-HAFL not only contributes to peer-reviewed journals, but also provides core project documents and sources of knowledge for our clients and partners. The Institute, as a competence centre, brings together the international work of staff and students working across BFH-HAFL Divisions with numerous external partners from the private sector, public institutions and NGO’s. We pride ourselves on our applied research publications and information management products. Here you will find a selection of our staff and student products that focus on BFH-HAFL research in non-OECD countries. 

For access to the complete publication please contact the relevant authors or in the case of student work principal advisors.

Publications MSc students

Here we feature the work of the students in MSc in Life Sciences programme: Food, Nutrition and Health (in collaboration with BFH Health Professions), Agricultural Science and Forest Science.

  Author   Title Year of completion Principal advisor Country
  International Management of Forest Industries
  Nicolas
Zürcher
  Gestion de la faune au sein d’une concession forestière africaine certifiée 2020 Jürgen Blaser Gabon
  Christian
Aeschlimann
  Regeneration behaviour of Okoumé in canopy gaps of a forest concession in Gabon 2018 Jürgen Blaser Gabon
  Mulumba
Matia Agaba
  Assessment of land use and carbon stock changes and developinq a pilot REDD+ strateqy for mabira CFR, Uganda 2017 Jürgen Blaser Uganda
  Felix
Bierling
  Functional forests for the future?Silvicultural and socio-economic analysis of industrial forest plantations in Liberia 2016 Jürgen Blaser Liberia
  Steven
Ebinger
  Les expériences de foresterie communautaire au service du développement de la REDD+ au Burkina Faso 2018 Jürgen Blaser Burkina
Faso
  Regional Management in Mountain Areas
  Marija
Sterjovska
  Stand structure and dynamics of oak coppice forests in Bregalnica region, Eastern Macedonia 2017 Jürgen Blaser
Nicolco Velkovski
 Macedonia 
  Sustainable Production Systems
  Timon
Bässler
  Interactions between the invasive fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) and important maize and sorghum pests in eastern Uganda 2018 Christoph Studer Uganda
  Mélanie
Feurer
  The role of mangrove community forests for climate change adaption in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar 2016 Jürgen Blaser Myanmar
  Value Chains and Rural Development
  Annina
Böhlen
  Organic rice-based farming systems in Thailand: What drives adoption of recommended practices? 2018 Dominique
Guenat
Thailand
  José Tomás
Undurraga
  Analysis of the Thanakha’s market potential through the implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and BioTrade principles in Myanmar 2018 Alessandra Giuliani Myanmar
  Leone
Ferrari
  Formal or Informal? Analysis of the Potato Seed System in Rwanda 2017 Ingrid Fromm, Urs Scheidegger,
Katharina Jenny
Rwanda
  Noémie
Schaad
  Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP): Analysis of cocoa beans processing and quality in post-harvest in South East Sulawesi in Indonesia 2017 Ingrid Fromm,
Manfred Borer
(Swisscontact Indonesia)
Indonesia
  Chantal
Broccard
  Shifts in farming knowledge and practice – the case of beans in Rwanda 2016 Dominic Blättler Rwanda
  Karent
Kupferschmied
  Socio-Economic Study of an Implemented Agroforestry Project with Small Scale Cocoa Producers in Honduras Ceiba 2016 Ingrid Fromm Honduras
  Author   Title Year of completion Principal advisor Country
  International Management of Forest Industries
  Kilian
Müller
  Forest assessment in Upper Bregalnica region regarding silvicultural aspects 2019 Jürgen Blaser North Macedonia
  Regional Management in Mountain Areas
  Simone
Gottardi
  Forest cover change between 1991 and 2017 and forest carbon storage in the Mancomunidad Saywite - Choquequirao - Ampay, Peru 2019 Jürgen Blaser  Peru