Dr Uwe Grewer
|Research Fellow (Bio-Economic Modelling)
|Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Research)
|+61 7 4631 1414
|BSociology Mannheim , MRuralDev Ghent , PhD Qld
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I am a researcher in agricultural development economics and bio-physical modelling of farming systems. My core research interests focus on the economics of drought as well as the interlinkages between environmental sustainability and socio-economic outcomes of farming systems.
My current research analyses if selected crop rotations prove to be generally more drought-resilient than others and provide farmers with a higher and more stable farm income. I also investigate which decision thresholds are suitable for deciding when to engage in opportunistic intensification in wet periods and fallowing in dry periods.
My ongoing research in sub-Saharan Africa investigates how the effectiveness of agricultural intensification and of climate adaptation measures varies across spatial gradients. My research aims to inform agricultural extension policies at the sub-national level.
As core methodologies, I am utilising crop modelling, econometrics, mathematical programming, and data science.
Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)
Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (ILSE)
Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CSAS)
AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture