Dr. Steffen Noleppa
Dr. Noleppa is an agricultural economist with long-term experience in the fields of analysing global agricultural markets and rural politics as well as environmental change processes. He is the Managing Director of HFFA Research and responsible for the general supervision as well as for assuring the quality of research projects of the company.
He holds a Master’s degree in Animal Husbandry with a specialization in Agricultural Informatics and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, both from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Dr. Noleppa worked as a researcher and assistant professor at the Chair for Agricultural Policy at Humboldt University of Berlin. He has special expertise in assessment and evaluation techniques, both ex-post and ex-ante, in modelling of agricultural markets and rural as well as environmental policies, sector analysis and policy simulation, and in transition as well as climate change economics. He has long lasting experience in project and programme management, policy advice, institution building, economic and impact assessment, and regional development support in a wide variety of countries across the globe.
He also worked on an internship base at the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC and the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development at the Iowa State University of Science and Development in Ames, IA. Agricultural and rural institutions comprising ministries, private firms and NGO’s not only in Germany and many EU member states, but also in, e.g., Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi-Arabia, and Ukraine so far profited from his experience.
Dr. Noleppa is member of the Executive Committee of the Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture (HFFA) e.V., a Berlin based international non-profit think tank, developing sustainable strategies to meet challenges of global food and agriculture and representing a multidisciplinary international expert community, drawn from government, academia, industry and civil society. Furthermore, he is a co-founder and managing partner of agripol – network for policy advice GbR and member of the German Association of Agricultural Economist, the European Association of Agricultural Economist and the International Association of Agricultural Economist.
Dr. Noleppa fluently speaks German and English as well as Russian at a moderate level.