Markus Giger

Head of Sustainability Governance Cluster

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+41 31 631 37 52
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markus.giger@cde.unibe.ch
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Markus Giger
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Global change and its impacts
  • Sustainable land management and desertification
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Land acquisitions and investments in agriculture
  • Sustainable rural development
  • Agricultural economics
  • Food security

Projects

  • Land Matrix Initiative
  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)
  • African Food, Agriculture, Land and Natural Resource Dynamics, in the context of global agro-food-energy system changes – AFGROLAND
  • R4D Food Sustainability
  • UNCCD Backstopping Mandate SDC

Further professional interests

  • Macroeconomic policies and their links to sustainable use of natural resources
  • Renewable energies
  • Agricultural extension
  • Moderation and facilitation
  • Learning processes

Field experience

Indonesia, Madagascar, Kenya, Cameroon, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Central America, Bolivia, Bulgaria

Languages

German, English, French, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2000

2017

Althoff, Christof; Anseeuw, Ward; Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter; Chamberlain, Wytske; Lay, Jann (22 March 2017). The Land Matrix initiative – from a global data base to a network of decentralised and thematic land observatories (Unpublished). In: Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach. Washington DC. March 22, 2017.

Kerstin, Nolte; Chamberlain, Wytske; Giger, Markus (22 March 2017). International Land Deals for Agriculture. Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report I (Unpublished). In: Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach. March 22, 2017.

Oberlack, Christoph; Tejada, Laura; Rist, Stephan; Messerli, Peter; Giger, Markus (22 March 2017). Sustainable livelihoods in the global land rush? Archetypes of livelihood vulnerability and sustainability potentials (Unpublished). In: Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach. Washington DC. 22. März 2017.

Oberlack, Christoph; Boillat, Sébastien; Brönnimann, Stefan; Gerber, Jean-David; Giger, Markus; Heinimann, Andreas; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Mann, Stefan; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Wiesmann, Urs (2017). Polycentric governance in telecoupled resource systems: Is the tragedy of the grabbed commons unavoidable? (Unpublished). In: XVI. Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons. Utrecht, Netherlands. 10-14 July 2017.

2016

Oberlack, Christoph; Tejada, Laura; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Giger, Markus (2016). Sustainable livelihoods in the global land rush? Archetypes of livelihood vulnerability and sustainability potentials. Global environmental change, 41, pp. 153-171. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.10.001

Breu, Thomas Michael; Giger, Markus (June 2016). Bewältigung des Klimawandels als Teil der Entwicklungspolitik. Klimafreundlich Schweiz, pp. 14-15. UTK Media GmbH, Au, Switzerland

Eckert, Sandra; Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter (2016). Contextualizing local-scale point sample data using global-scale spatial datasets: Lessons learnt from the analysis of large-scale land acquisitions. Applied geography, 68, pp. 84-94. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.01.008

Nolte, Kerstin; Chamberlain, Wytske; Giger, Markus (2016). International Land Deals for Agriculture. Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II Bern, Montpellier, Hamburg, Pretoria: Centre for Development and Environment; Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement; German Institute of Global and Area Studies; University of Pretoria; Bern Open Publishing

Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Epprecht, Michael; Giger, Markus; Jaquet, Stéphanie; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin (2016). Spotlight on Dealing With Trade-Offs in Sustainable Development. CDE Annual Report 2015 (CDE Annual Report 2015). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2015

Breu, Thomas Michael; Giger, Markus; Hurni, Hans; Jucker Riva, Matteo; Lannen, Anu; Lardelli, Corina; Lauterburg, Nina Juanita; Messerli, Peter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Trechsel, Lilian Julia; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2015). Spotlight on the role of soils in sustainable development: CDE Annual report 2014 (CDE Annual Report 2014). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Hurni, Hans; Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Messerli, Peter; Portner, Brigitte; Schwilch, Gudrun; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Breu, Thomas Michael (2015). Soils, agriculture and food security: The interplay between ecosystem functioning and human well-being. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 15, pp. 25-34. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.009

Bürgi, Elisabeth; Wehrli, Judith; Bucher, Daniela; Rist, Stephan; Giger, Markus; Espa, Ilaria; Franzi, Simone; Elsig, Manfred; Gelb, Stephen Roy; Holzgang, Milena; Dey, Pascal; Wettstein, Florian (2015). The commodity sector and related governance challenges from a sustainable development perspective: The example of Switzerland: Current research gaps (CDE WTI IWE Joint Working Paper 1). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); World Trade Institute (WTI); Institute for Business Ethics (IWE)

Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Sauter, Caspar; Schwilch, Gudrun (2015). Economic benefits and costs of Sustainable Land Management Technologies: An analysis of WOCAT's global data. Land degradation & development, n/a-n/a. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.2429

Eckert, Sandra; Giger, Markus; Kohler, Thomas; Messerli, Peter (2015). Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Mountain Areas - Analysis of Land Matrix Data (Unpublished). In: Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth. Perth, Scotland. 04.10.-08.10.2015.

Guinand, Yves; Demenge, Jonathan; Giger, Markus; Gämperli, Ursula; Mekdaschi-Studer, Rima (2015). Fighting desertification, supporting healthy and productive land: Opportunities for greener land - time to act. Bern, Switzerland: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

2014

Messerli, Peter; Giger, Markus; Dwyer, Michael B.; Breu, Thomas Michael; Eckert, Sandra (2014). The geography of large-scale land acquisitions: Analysing socio-ecological patterns of target contexts in the global South. Applied geography, 53, pp. 449-459. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.07.005

Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter; Eckert, Sandra (2014). Land deals intensify competition for scarce resources (CDE Policy Brief 2). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2013

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Giger, Markus; Breu, Thomas Michael; Schoenweger, Oliver (2013). From 'land grabbing' to sustainable investments in land: potential contributions by land change science. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(5), pp. 528-534. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.03.004

Meessen, Heino; Giger, Markus; Baibagyshov, Ermek (2013). Energiesparen in Kirgistan: effiziente Öfen und Wärmeisolation für die Landbevölkerung. Zentralasien-Analysen, 66, pp. 2-9. Dt. Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde / Forschungsstelle Osteuropa

Anseeuw, Ward; Giger, Markus; Althoff, Christof; Messerli, Peter; Nolte, Kerstin; Taylor, Michael; Seelaff, Antti (2013). Creating a public tool to assess and promote transparency in global land deals: the experience of the Land Matrix (Unpublished). In: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington, USA. 08.-11.042013.

Giger, Markus; Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael (2013). Building up a nationwide land concession inventory in Lao PDR – overview on analytical results. In: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington, USA. 08.-11.04.2013.

Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2013). Economic benefits and costs of technologies for sustainable land management (SLM): a preliminary analysis of global WOCAT data. In: 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference. Bonn, Deutschland. 09.-12.04.2013.

Anseeuw, Ward; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter; Giger, Markus; Taylor, Michael (2013). Creating a public tool to assess and promote transparency in global land deals: the experience of the Land Matrix. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 40(3), pp. 521-530. Routledge 10.1080/03066150.2013.803071

Balsiger, Urs; Bottazzi, Patrick; Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi, Elisabeth; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Giger, Markus; Kiteme, Boniface; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Schneider, Flurina (2013). Spotlight on governance of land and natural resources: CDE annual report 2012 (CDE Annual Report, 2012). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Giger, Markus (2013). Land observatories to foster transparency, participation, and decisions on land acquisitions. In: Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships. Bern, Schweiz. 05.06.2013.

2012

Giger, Markus (2012). Can GMOs contribute to improved livelihoods and food security for smallholders? Input paper for SDC Expert Panel.

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Giger, Markus; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). A framework for documentation and evaluation of sustainable land management: Climate change: Knowledge for developing SLM adaptation strategies. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Boche, Mathieu; Nolte, Kerstin; Anseeuw, Ward; Giger, Markus; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter (2012). Land under pressure - The state of large-scale land acquisitions in the World. In: Planet under Pressure, 26.-29.3.2012, London, UK.

Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter (2012). The state of large-scale land acquisitions in the "global south". In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Anseeuw, Ward; Boche, Mathieu; Breu, Thomas; Giger, Markus; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter; Nolte, Kerstin (2012). Large-scale land acquisitions in the 'Global South': creating evidence on a global level. GLP News(9), pp. 9-12. São Paulo: International Project Office - GLP IPO

Messerli, Peter; Kaufmann, Manfred; Giger, Markus (2012). Large-scale land acquisitions in the global south: Towards a research agenda for the coming years. In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Becker, Barbara; Giger, Markus; Fuhrer, Jürg; Schneider, Fritz (2012). Globale Ernährungssicherheit und Herausforderungen für die Schweiz (Faktenblatt Rio+20 4). Bern, Switzerland: ProClim-, Forum for Climate and Global Change

2011

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Kläy, Andreas; Giger, Markus (November 2011). Reshaping Rural Extension: Emphasising Social Learning Processes And Stakeholder Dialogue (Unpublished). In: Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services: Linking Knowledge to Policy and Action for Food and Livelihoods. Nairobi, Kenya. 15.-18.11.2011.

Giger, Markus; Taylor, Michael; Messerli, Peter (April 2011). An initiative for participatory monitoring of large scale acquisitions: Opportunities and results thus far (Unpublished). In: World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington DC, USA. 18.-20. April 2011.

2010

Giger, Markus (March 2010). Key Drivers of Food Security in Mountains: Documentation of Workshop Results (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Giger, Markus (2010). Der Klimawandel als zusätzlicher Risikofaktor für die Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit im Süden (Unpublished). In: Forum für Universität und Gesellschaft. Bern, Switzerland. 13. November 2010.

Giger, Markus (2010). Improving food security - supporting sustainable production, access to resources, and livelihoods: Knowledge Generation and Sharing for Development and Policy Support (Unpublished). In: Tropentag. Zurich, Switzerland. 15. September 2010.

Giger, Markus (2010). Climate change: an additional risk factor for agriculture and food security in the South. Rural development news, 2(7), pp. 1-6. Ames, Iowa: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Kohler, Thomas; Giger, Markus; Hurni, Hans; Ott, Cordula; Wiesmann, Urs; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Maselli, Daniel (2010). Mountains and Climate Change: A Global Concern. Mountain Research and Development, 30(1), pp. 53-55. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-09-00086.1

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Kläy, Andreas; Giger, Markus (2010). Reshaping Rural Extension: Learning for Sustainability (LforS): An Integrative and Learning-Based Advisory Approach for Rural Extension (Unpublished). In: First Intercontinental Meeting of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. Viña del Mar, Chile. 02.11.-05.11.2010.

Giger, Markus; Kläy, Andreas; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Messerli, Peter (2010). Competence-Mapping CDE : Resultate einer Umfrage im Herbst 2009 (Unpublished) Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2009

Hurni, Hans; Osman-Elasha, Balgis; Giger, Markus; Klaey, Andreas; Ott, Cordula; Hoeggel, Udo; Rist, Stephan; Portner, Brigitte (2009). Context, conceptual framework and sustainability indicators. In: McIntyre, Beverly D.; Herren, Hans; Wakhungu, Judi; Watson, Robert T. (eds.) Agriculture at a Crossroads: Global Report. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (pp. 1-56). Washington: Island Press

Hurni, Hans; Giger, Markus (2009). Welche Zukunft für die ländliche Entwicklung und den Kleinbauernsektor in Entwicklungsländern? (Unpublished). In: NADEL Kurs. Zürich, Schweiz. 10.11.2009.

Gabathuler, Ernst; Hauert, Christine; Giger, Markus (2009). Benefits of sustainable land management Bern: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT); Centre of Development and Environment (CDE)

2008

Giger, Markus; Hurni, Hans; Portner, Brigitte; Scheidegger, Urs (2008). Globale Landwirtschaft vor alten und neuen Herausforderungen. GAIA - ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / ecological perspectives for science and society, 17(3), pp. 280-286. München: Oekom Verlag

Giger, Markus; Hurni, Hans (2008). Armut, Klimawandel und nachhaltige Entwicklung: Herausforderungen für die globale Landwirtschaft (Unpublished). In: Fränkische geographische Gesellschaft. Erlangen, Germany. 11.01.2008.

Hurni, Hans; Portner, Brigitte; Giger, Markus (2008). Main Findings of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) (Unpublished). In: Hearing des beratenden Kommittees CNS-FAO des Bundesamtes für Landwirtschaft. Bern, Schweiz. 03.6.-05.06.2008.

Rist, Stephan; Herweg, Karl Günter; Giger, Markus (2008). Erfahrungen aus der nachhaltigen Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen im Nord-Süd-Kontext: Wissen gemeinsam erarbeiten. Hotspots(17), pp. 22-25. Forum Biodiversität Schweiz

Giger, Markus; Maselli, Daniel; Bachmann, Felicitas (eds.) (2008). Desertification and Global Change: Innovative Management of Scarce Resources in Semi-Arid Areas. Experiences from development and research: Challenges for a better future. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); NCCR North-South

2007

Giger, Markus; Kaufmann, Manfred (2007). Best practices and innovative capacity development approaches in ARD programmes of ERA-ARD consortium members: Draft compilation of National Contribution Wageningen, Netherlands: ERA-ARD

Giger, Markus; Kaufmann, Manfred (2007). Innovative capacity development approaches for the ERA-ARD project Wageningen, Netherlands: ERA-ARD

Giger, Markus; Meessen, Heino; Boteva, Dimitrina; Yordanov, Nikola (2007). Capitalisation of Experiences of the Swiss Support to Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) in Bulgaria Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Giger, Markus; Scheidegger, Urs; Cocchi, Alessandro; Hansen, Esbern Friis (2007). Management of Joint Research Activities within ERA-ARD: Guidelines for ARD programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment Wageningen, Netherlands: ERA-ARD

2006

Giger, Markus (2006). Soil and Land in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Rio Conventions. In: Hurni, Hans; Giger, Markus; Meyer, Konrad (eds.) Soils on the global agenda: Developing international mechanisms for sustainable land management (pp. 37-39). Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia

Hurni, Hans; Giger, Markus; Meyer, Konrad (eds.) (2006). Soils on the global agenda. Developing international mechanisms for sustainable land management. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia

Hurni, Hans; Kläy, Andreas; Balsiger, Urs; Giger, Markus (2006). CDE Report 2005/2006 Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2005

Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter (2005). Syndromes of Global Change and the Poor: "Seminar on Policy Approaches, Practical Interventions and Lessons on Poverty-Environment Links in IUCN and Swiss Institutions" (Unpublished). In: Seminar on Policy Approaches, Practical Interventions and Lessons on Poverty-Environment Links in IUCN and Swiss Institutions. Gland, Switzerland. 23.06.-24.06.2005.

2004

Giger, Markus; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan (2004). Analyses stratégiques autour d'enjeux régionaux dans la Grappe des Lacs d'Itasy: SDA-Ausbildung in Madagaskar (Unpublished). In: Forum für Entwicklung und Umwelt. Bern, Switzerland.

2000

Kläy, Andreas; Hurni, Hans; Giger, Markus (2000). Nachhaltige Nutzung erneuerbarer natürlicher Ressourcen ausgehend von den Beispielen Boden und Luft. In: Kissling-Näf, Ingrid; Varone, Frédéric (eds.) Institutionen für eine nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung: Innovative Steuerungsansätze am Beispiel der Ressourcen Luft und Boden (pp. 59-70). Zürich, Schweiz: Rüegger

  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Agrarwirtschaft und Agrarsoziologie (Swiss Society for Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology)
  • Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)
  • Science and Technology Correspondent (STC) of the United Nations
  • Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • SDC Agriculture and Food Security (A+FS) Network
  • SDC Climate Change and Environment Network
  • SVIAL - Schweizerischer Verband der Ingenieur-Agronomen und Lebensmittel-Ingenieure
  • Land Matrix Initiative