Dr. Maurice Tschopp

Senior Research Scientist

Just Economies and Human Well-Being Impact Area

+41 31 684 69 51
Dr. Maurice Tschopp
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and alternative agricultural models
  • Digitalization of agriculture advisory services and adoption of new technologies by smallholder farmers
  • Role of local actors and cooperatives in natural resources governance
  • Value chains and global production networks
  • Survey design & statistical modeling 


Field experience

Bolivia, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Laos, Nepal, Rwanda


French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

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Partelow, Stefan; Villamayor‐Tomas, Sergio; Eisenack, Klaus; Epstein, Graham; Kellner, Elke; Roggero, Matteo; Tschopp, Maurice (2024). A meta‐analysis of SES framework case studies: Identifying dyad and triad archetypes. People and nature British Ecological Society 10.1002/pan3.10630


Ceddia, M G; Frey, S; Inguaggiato, C; Tschopp, M (2022). Talking about trees: the territorial classification of native forests in the Argentinian Chaco. Environmental Research Letters, 17(2), 025012. IOP Publishing 10.1088/1748-9326/ac4656

Tschopp, Maurice; Inguaggiato, Carla; Saravia, Rodrigo Chavez; Ceddia, Michele Graziano (2022). Using the Constitutionality Framework to Understand Alliances, Collective Action, and Divisions Between Indigenous and Peasant Communities in the Chaco Salteño. Human ecology: an interdisciplinary journal, 50(4), pp. 761-780. Springer 10.1007/s10745-022-00337-1


Inguaggiato, Carla; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Tschopp, Maurice; Christopoulos, Dimitris (2021). Codifying and Commodifying Nature: Narratives on Forest Property Rights and the Implementation of Tenure Regularization Policies in Northwestern Argentina. Land, 10(10), p. 1005. MDPI 10.3390/land10101005

Inguaggiato, Carla; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Tschopp, Maurice; Christopoulos, Dimitris (2021). Collaborative Governance Networks: A Case Study of Argentina’s Forest Law. Sustainability, 13(18), p. 10000. MDPI 10.3390/su131810000

Ceddia, M. Graziano; Montani, Rodrigo; Mioni, Walter; Bardsley, Nicholas; Christopoulos, Dimitris; Inguaggiato, Carla; Tschopp, Maurice; Zepharovich, Elena (30 June 2021). Merging process ecology and historical materialism to study capitalism dynamics: lessons from Gran Chaco (Unpublished)


Tschopp, Maurice; Ceddia, M. Graziano; Inguaggiato, Carla; Bardsley, Nicholas O.; Hernández, Hernán (2020). Understanding the adoption of sustainable silvopastoral practices in Northern Argentina: What is the role of land tenure? Land use policy, 99, p. 105092. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105092

Villamayor-Tomas, Sergio; Oberlack, Christoph; Epstein, Graham; Partelow, Stefan; Roggero, Matteo; Kellner, Elke; Tschopp, Maurice; Cox, Michael (2020). Using case study data to understand SES interactions: a model-centered meta-analysis of SES framework applications. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 44, pp. 48-57. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2020.05.002

Tschopp, Maurice; Jaquet, Stephanie; Jacobi, Johanna; Douangphachanh, Maliphone; Bieri, Sabin (2020). Agricultural Cooperatives: Finding Strength in Numbers (CDE Policy Brief 16). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern

Tschopp, Maurice; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Inguaggiato, Carla (2020). What alternatives to deforestation in the Dry Chaco? Examining the adoption of different land use practises through a survey and a choice experiment (Unpublished). In: Workshop Environmental Social Sciences. Bern, Switzerland. 26-28 August 2020.


Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Saravia Chavez, Rodrigo; Inguaggiato, Carla; Rist, Stephan; Ceddia, Michele Graziano (2019). A constitutionality approach of deforestation at the Chaco Salteño (Unpublished). In: 17th Global Conference of the International Association for the study of the commons. Lima, Peru. 03 July 2019.

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Bardsley, Nick; Inguaggiato, Carla (2019). Silvopastoral production system in the Argentinian Chaco: Smallholders’ motivations for adoption and policy insights. In: 4th World Congress on Agroforestry. Montpellier, France. 23 May 2019.

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Bardsley, Nick; Inguaggiato, Carla; Hernandez, Hernan (2019). Land tenure (in)security and investment in sustainable agricultural practices by small-scale farmers in the Chaco Salteño (Unpublished). In: 4th Open Science Meeting of Global Land Programme. Bern, Switzerland. 26 April 2019.

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Binggeli, Bianca; Jimenez, Elisabeth; Bieri, Sabin (2019). In- and outmigration in the context of the quinoa boom. In: Bachmann, Felicitas; Maharjan, Armina; Thieme, Susan; Fleiner, Renate; Wymann von Dach, Susanne (eds.) Migration and sustainable mountain development: Turning challenges into opportunities (pp. 36-37). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing

Bieri, Sabin; Breu, Thomas; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Messerli, Peter; Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2019). Vernehmlassungsbeitrag CDE zur Botschaft des Bundes zur Internationalen Zusammenarbeit 2021-2024 (Policy Document - Vernehmlassungsbeitrag). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Bardsley, Nick; Inguaggiato, Carla; Ceddia, Michele Graziano (2019). Silvopastoral practises adoption by smallholders and private company: is land sharing as a solution to stop deforestation in the Chaco Salteño? (Unpublished). In: Swiss Geoscience meeting. Fribourg, Switzerland. 30 November 2019.

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2019). Quinoa, Fairtrade and indications of origin: what are the possible consequences of production standards on socio-ecological systems? (Unpublished). In: Origin for Sustainability Conference. Lausanne, Switzerland. 06 December 2019.


Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Bieri, Sabin; Rist, Stephan (2018). Quinoa and production rules: how are cooperatives contributing to governance of natural resources? International journal of the commons, 12(1), pp. 402-427. Igitur 10.18352/ijc.826

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2018). The quinoa boom and the commoditisation debate: critical reflections on the re-emergence of a peasantry in the Southern Altiplano. Alternautas, 4(2), pp. 67-85. Alternautas London

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas; Ceddia, Michele Graziano; Ingguagiato, Carla; Zepharovich, Elena (2018). Understanding feedbacks in human-natural systems: Development and adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the Chaco Salteño (Unpublished). In: FLARE Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark. 17-20 October 2018.

Céspedes Humerez, Grover Saúl; Liebe, Ulf; Jiménez, Elizabeth; Romero, Alejandro; Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2018). Experimentos de elección aplicados a la decisión de pertenecer a una asociación (Cuaderno de Trabajo 5). cides-umsa


Schulz, Tobias; Hufty, Marc; Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2017). Small and smart: the role of Switzerland in the Cartagena and Nagoya protocols negotiations. International environmental agreements: politics, law and economics, 17(4), pp. 553-571. Springer 10.1007/s10784-016-9334-9

Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2017). The quinoa boom and the commoditization debate: Critical perspective and re-emergence of a peasantry in the Southern Altiplano (Unpublished). In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Bern, Switzerland. 07 September 2017.


Tschopp, Maurice Nicolas (2016). Extensive quinoa production in Southern Bolivia: How are producers associations shaping the governance of natural resources? (Unpublished). In: IASC European Regional Conference: Commons in a ‘Glocal’ World: Global Connections and Local Responses. Berne, Switzerland. 10.-13.05.2016.


Tschopp, Maurice; Romero Romay, Daniela; Zamora, Elizabeth; Bieri, Sabin (2015). Quinoa production in the Nor Lipez province (Bolivia): Gender roles in export-led agriculture and challenges for research on rural employment. In: Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography. Oxford, UK. 19.-23.08.2015.