Co-Head Sustainability Governance Cluster
Markus Giger is Co-Leader Sustainability Governance Cluster at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Berne, in Switzerland. He has studied agricultural economics at the ETH Zurich. Before joining the CDE he has been working for the International Labour Office in Indonesia and the FAO in Rome. Markus Giger is involved in several projects that relate to international land acquisitions, amongst them the Land Matrix Initiative, and the AFGOLAND Project, an interdisciplinary project that investigates large agricultural investments in Kenya, Mozambique and Madagascar. Furthermore, he is involved in the R4D Project “Food Sustainability” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is the co-author of several scientific papers dealing with land acquisitions, and their impacts on livelihoods, poverty and sustainability.