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Christian Grovermann
(Dr. rer. agr. (Agricultural Economics))

Department of Socio-Economic Sciences
Group lead Agri Policy
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-0450
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273



Grovermann Christian

Activity areas

  • Group lead Agri Policy
  • Group Data and Digitalisation
  • Evaluation of agricultural policies and innovations

Training / professional career

  • Since 2017 Researcher at FiBL, Switzerland
  • 2014 - 2017 Agricultural Research Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 2010 - 2013 Assistant researcher and PhD Candidate, Uplands Program, Hohenheim and Chiang Mai University
  • 2009 Guest scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Laos
  • 2007 - 2009 MSc Sustainable Resource Management, TU München
  • 2007 Consultant, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • 2003 - 2006 BA Politics and Economics, University of Konstanz

Membership in advisory bodies/ other activities

  • Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)


Publications in the Organic Eprints archive

Publications not included in the Organic Eprints archive

  • Grovermann, C., (2017). Assessment of innovation capacities: A scoring tool. Occasional Papers on Innovation in Family Farming. FAO, Rome.
  • Grovermann, C., Gaiji, S., Nichterlein, K., Saley-Moussa, A., Ricardo-Diaz, S., Sonnino, A., Chuluunbaatar, D. (2017). The potential of a global diagnostic tool for agricultural innovation systems in: Cornell University; INSEAD; WIPO: The Global Innovation Index 2017: Fostering Innovation in Agriculture and Food Systems, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva.
  • Grovermann, C., Schreinemachers, P., Berger, T., (2017). ‘Smart’ policies to reduce pesticide use and avoid income trade-offs: An agent-based model applied to Thai agriculture. Ecological Economics, 132, 91-103.
  • Riwthong, S., Schreinemachers, P., Grovermann, C., Berger, T. (2016). Risk perceptions and pesticide use by subsistence and commercial farmers in Thailand. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development. In Press.
  • Bannwarth, M., Grovermann, C., Schreinemachers, P., Ingwersen, J., Lamers, M., Berger, T., Streck, T., (2016). Non-hazardous pesticide concentrations in surface waters: Simulating application thresholds and resulting farm income effects. Journal of Env. Management, 165, 298–312.
  • Angelico, C., Grovermann, C., Nichterlein, K., Sonnino, A. (2015): Is aid to agricultural innovation a priority for the international community? A comprehensive analysis of 2002 to 2012 OECD data on foreign assistance to research and extension in agriculture, forestry and fishing. Occasional Papers on Innovation in Family Farming. FAO, Rome.
  • Grovermann, C. (2015). Assessment of Pesticide Use Reduction Strategies for Thai Highland Agriculture: Combining Econometrics and Agent-based Modelling. Development Economics & Policy 73. Peter Lang, Frankfurt.
  • Riwthong, S., Schreinemachers, P., Grovermann, C., Berger, T. (2015). Land use intensification, commercialization and changes in pest management of smallholder upland agriculture in Thailand. Env. Science & Policy, 45, 11-19.
  • Grovermann, C., Schreinemachers, P., Berger, T., (2013). Quantifying pesticide overuse from farmer and societal points of view: An application to Thailand. Crop Protection, 53, 161-168.
  • Lamers, M., Schreinmachers, P., Ingwersen, J., Grovermann, C., Berger, T. (2013). Agricultural Pesticide Use in Mountainous Areas of Thailand and Vietnam: Towards Reducing Pesticide Exposure and Rationalizing Use, in: Fröhlich, H.L.; Schreinemachers, P.; Stahr, K.; Clemens, G. (Eds.), Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Innovations and Policies for Mountain Areas. Springer, Berlin, 102-143.
  • Schreinemachers, P., Schad, I., Tipraqsa, P., Williams, P., Neef, A., Riwthong, S., Sangchan, W., Grovermann, C., (2012).Can Public GAP Standards Reduce Agricultural Pesticide Use? The case of fruit and vegetable farming in northern Thailand. Agriculture and Human Values, 29, 1-11.
  • Lefroy, R., Collet, L., Grovermann, C., 2010. Study on Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Land Use in the Lao PDR. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Vientiane, Lao PDR.