• Evaluator

Dr Nico Herforth

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Nico Herforth joined DEval as evaluator in February 2016. Earlier, he obtained his PhD in international agricultural economics from Georg-August University in Goettingen (2011-2015) where he was a member of the research training group „Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems“ (GlobalFood). In the course of his PhD, he carried out a research project to investigate the determinants and impacts of blackberry farmers’ participation in modern supply chains applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods in Ecuador. As a student of Geography at Aachen University and International Development Studies at Utrecht University, Dr Herforth carried out comprehensive fieldwork in developing countries for his final theses. His fieldwork experience includes Thailand, Tanzania and Ecuador.

Key qualifications

Thematic focus


rural development,


Methodological focus

Quasi-experimental methods of impact evaluation

Execution of quantitive household surveys

Use of qualitative evaluation meth

Selected publications

Kaplan M., S. Brüntrup-Seidemann und N. Herforth (2019), The private sector and development co-operation - two unequal partners in the promotion of agriculture. Rural 21, Vol. 53, Nr. 1/2019. S. 41-43.

Herforth, N. (2015), Modern supply chains, social networks, and income effects among blackberry farmers in the Ecuadorian Andes, Dissertation, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen.

Herforth, N., et al. (2015), "Understanding participation in modern supply chains under a social network perspective – evidence from blackberry farmers in the Ecuadorian Andes", GlobalFood Discussion Paper Series, No. 57, Göttingen.

Herforth, N., A. Müller (2012), “Clusters and global value chains: conceptual approaches and case-study evidence of the agri-food sector”, in L. Theuvsen und A. Voss (eds.), International high-value chains, Göttingen, S. 87-113.


Portrait von Dr. Nico Herforth
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Dr Nico Herforth

Evaluator - Team Leader

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-979

E-mail: nico.herforth@DEval.org

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