Udo Höggel

Senior Research Scientist

Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster

+41 31 631 35 27
Postal Address
Udo Höggel
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Livestock and agriculture in development
  • Communities in development and participatory approaches
  • Economic approaches in natural resource management
  • Policy dialogue in development
  • International conventions on development and natural resources
  • Multidimensional disparities as a result of development processes
  • Agricultural development in the context of emerging impacts from climate change


  • Prevention of conflicts over natural resources in contexts of resource competition
  • Various backstopping mandates of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) implemented by CDE: climate change and climate change education; natural resource management and land governance; sustainable energy with a focus on Tanzania’s charcoal sector; impact assessment of labelled coffee and cocoa production
  • Various development projects focusing on questions of emerging disparities as a result of development processes

Further professional interests

  • New economic approaches in development
  • Smallholder livestock, pastoralism, and poverty
  • Measuring impact from development processes
  • Participatory methods in development planning
  • The international framework for development: policies, conventions, and international law

Field experience

Tanzania (6 years); India (12 years); diverse short-term mandates in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Vietnam


German, English, Swahili, French (fair), Russian (basic)


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Höggel, Udo; Mwambene, Pius Lazaro (2017). Pastoral livestock production in Tanzania under threat - a changing system as an opportunity to go organic (Unpublished). In: Role of Livestock in Sustainable Agriculture. IAHE Pre-Conference on Organic Animal Husbandry. New Delhi, India. 7-8 November 2017.


Höggel, Udo; Leonhard, Charles; Emil, Ewald (2015). Social and environmental impact assessment: Transforming Tanzania's charcoal sector: A project of the Swiss agency for Development and Cooperation Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Breu, Thomas Michael; Höggel, Udo; Rueff, Henri (2015). Sustainable livestock production? Industrial agriculture versus pastoralism (CDE Policy Brief 7). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)


Höggel, Udo; Mbeyale, Gimbage (2014). Impact Assessment of Pastoralist Field Schools in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Mwambene, P. L.; Mbwile, R. P.; Höggel, F.U.; Kimbi, E. C.; Materu, J.; Mwaiganju, A.; Madoffe, S. (2014). Assessing dynamics of forced livestock movements, livelihoods and future development options for pastoralists/agro-pastoralists in Ruvuma and Lindi Regions, in the Southern Tanzania. Livestock research for rural development, 26(1) Convenio interinstitucional para la produccion agropecuaria en el valle del rio Cauca


Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Höggel, Udo; Basil, Sisty; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Gmünder, Simon (2013). Transition towards a sustainable charcoal sector in Tanzania: an actor perspective on potential innovations in the value chain. In: International conference on sustainability transitions. Zürich, Schweiz. 19.-21. Jun. 2013.


Mwambene, Pius; Mashingo, Mary; Mwakalile, Ignatius; Höggel, Udo (October 2010). Pastoral-Farmer conflicts over natural resources in the Lake Rukwa basin : Challenges facing policy makers in Tanzania (Unpublished). In: 5th All African Conference of Animal Production; Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 23.10.-25.10.2010.

Höggel, Udo (2010). Climate Change as a Challenge to Soil and Land Management: Rewarding sustainable soil- and land management in the face of climate change (Unpublished). In: Forum SLM. Bern, Switzerland. 24. Juni 2010.


Höggel, Udo; Künzler-Roth, Silvia (2008). The people, the river and the border. Development and Cooperation, 35(1), pp. 32-33. Engagement Global


Brüschweiler, Sabine; Gabathuler, Ernst; Ortega, Liliane; Ducommun, Gil; Höggel, Udo; Martin, Sommer (2007). Securing enough food for all Bern, Switzerland: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Höggel, Udo (2007). A Brief Survey of the SDC's Water Sector (Unpublished)

Höggel, Udo (2007). Capitalisation of Experiences in Songwe River Trans-boundary Catchment Management Project (SRTCMP): Concept Proposal (Unpublished)


Höggel, Udo (2006). Livestock Production and the Millennium Development Goals: The role of livestock for pro-poor growth. LivestockNet Swiss Network for Livestock and Development


Brüschweiler, Sabine; Höggel, Udo; Kläy, Andreas (2004). Forests and water: Managing interrelations. Development and Environment Reports: Vol. 19. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Höggel, Udo; Kakridi Enz, Fani (2004). Compensation for ecosystem services (CES): A catalyst for ecosystem conservation and poverty alleviation? (InfoResources Focus 3/04). Zollikofen, Switzerland: InfoResources

  • British Society of Animal Production
  • Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE)
  • LivestockNet - Swiss Network for Livestock Development