Nicolas Gerber
  • Institute for Food and Resource Economics
Research topics
  • African urban food systems and nutrition
  • Socio-economic and health impacts of global bioeconomy value chains
  • Agricultural innovation and sustainable intensification in Africa
  • The nexus of agriculture and WASH: behavioral change, health and nutrition impacts
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Economics of land degradation and drought
Nicolas has developed, coordinated and contributed to several international research projects, including: NOURICITY - “Partnerships for healthy diets and nutrition in urban African food systems – evidence and strategies” (2018-2022); STRIVE - “Sustainable TRade and InnoVation transfer in the bioEconomy: From National Strategies to Global Sustainable Development Goals” (2017-2021); FOODSECURE - “Exploring the future of global food and nutrition security” (2012-2017); WATSAN-AGRICULTURE - “Guiding pro-poor investments in the nexus among domestic water quality and quantity, sanitation and hygiene, and agriculture from the bottom-up” (2015-2016); ELD - “The economics of desertification, land degradation and drought: Towards an integrated global assessment” (2010-2011)
Selected publications

Bonuedi, I., Gerber, N. and Kornher, L. (2021). Intervening in Cash Crop Value Chains for Improved Nutrition: evidence from Rural Sierra Leone. The Journal of Development Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2021.1945043
Nshakira-Rukundo E., Mussa E.C., Gerber N. and von Braun J. (2020). Impact of voluntary community-based health insurance on child stunting: Evidence from rural Uganda. Social Science and Medicine 245: 112738. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112738
Usman, M. A. and Gerber, N. (2020). Irrigation, drinking water quality, and child nutritional status in northern Ethiopia. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 10(3): 425-434. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2020.045
Okyere, C. Y., Pangaribowo, E. H. and Gerber, N. (2019). Household Water Quality Testing and Information: Identifying Impacts on Health Outcomes and Sanitation-and Hygiene-Related Risk-Mitigating Behaviors. Evaluation Review, 43(6): 370-395. DOI: 10.1177/0193841X19885204
Usman, M., Gerber, N., and von Braun, J. (2019). The Impact of Drinking Water Quality and Sanitation on Child Health: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia. The Journal of Development Studies 55(10): 2193-2211. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1493193
Hasan, M. M., and Gerber, N. (2018). Bacterial contamination of drinking water and food utensils: impacts of piped water on child health in North-Western Bangladesh. Water Resources and Rural Development, DOI: 10.1016/j.wrr.2018.10.001
Mekonnen, D.A., Gerber, N. and Matz, J.A. (2018). Gendered social networks, agricultural innovations and farm productivity in Ethiopia. World Development 105: 321-335. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.020
Narayanan, S. and Gerber, N. (2017). Social Safety Nets for Food and Nutrition Security in India, Global Food Security 15: 65-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2017.05.001
Mekonnen, D.A., Gerber, N. (2017). Aspirations and food security in rural Ethiopia. Food Security 9(2): 371-385. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-017-0654-6

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