Aminata Traore-Germer


Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany.


  • Junior Researcher


Core Research Programme

Research interests:

Vulnerability, livelihoods, food and nutrition security, food habits

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 2.3 Water Scarcity
  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production
  • 3.3 Farmers' Perceptions & Adaptation Strategies
  • 4.4 Politics of Adaptation

Professional experience:

Internship: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., Bonn/Germany, Oct– Dec 2009.

Internship: German international development cooperation (GIZ) Frankfurt/Germany, Natintigou/Benin, Sept– Dec 2008.

Internship: German international organisation for development cooperation (GIZ), ASA-Program, Berlin/Germany and Allada/Benin, Sept – Nov 2006.

Education & Training:

Doctoral Program/Department of Political and Cultural Change (ZEFa) / Center for Development
Research/University of Bonn/Germany, September 2011 – Present
PhD thesis entitled: Food and nutrition security in west Africa: A qualiative investigation of food habits in the Ioba Province of Southwestern Burkina Faso.

University of Bonn, Germany, Oct 2003 – Feb 2010 (thereof 2 research semesters), Diploma in Geography
Thesis: “Global Food Crisis in Benin: Perception and Coping Strategies of Small Farmers and the Approach of the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ).”