Regina Birner is the Chair of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development at the Hans-Ruthenberg-Institute of the University of Hohenheim, Germany. She has been a member of the German Bioeconomy Council since 2012 and she serves as a Board member of the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR). Her research focuses on governance, institutions and policies related to agri-food systems and bioeconomy in the Global South. She has extensive research experience in Africa and Asia and has published widely in these fields. She has also been consulting with international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank. Regina Birner holds a PhD in Socio-Economics of Agricultural Development from the University of Göttingen.
Publications and activities
Birner, R., & Pray, C. (2018): Bioeconomy. In R. Serraj & P. Pingali (Eds.), Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050 (pp. 503–544). Singapore: CGIAR and World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/11212.
Birner, R. (2018). Bioeconomy Concepts. In I. Lewandowski (Ed.), Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable Biobased Economy. Cham: Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68152-8_3
Poku, A. G., Birner, R., & Gupta, S. (2018). Is Africa Ready to Develop a Competitive Bioeconomy? The Case of the Cassava Value Web in Ghana. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, 134–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.290