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Christian G. Hülsebusch (Dr. sc. agr.)


Managing Director (CEO)

Email: c.huelsebusch[at]ditsl[dot]org;huelse[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Phone: +49 (0) 5542 607 29

Skype: christian.huelsebusch


born 1963 in Oldenburg i.O.


Study of agricultural sciences in Bonn and Hohenheim

Specialization in animal husbandry / livestock science

Focus on tropical / subtropical systems

Doctorate in 1998 in Hohenheim (immunoglobulin transfer from dam to newborn in dromedaries)


Coordinator of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 308 "Adapted Farming in West Africa" in Niger (1998 - 2000)

Research associate at the Institute for Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics (2000) and managing director of the Tropical Center at the University of Hohenheim (2001 - 2005)

Since November 2005 Managing Director of the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture GmbH (DITSL) in Witzenhausen, Germany

Long-term stays: Kenya (~ 5 years) and Niger (~ 2 years)

Short-term stays: Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, China, Georgia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mexico, Namibia, Oman, South Africa, Tanzania

TeachingLectures (BSc / MSc / PhD) in Hohenheim (since 2000) and Witzenhausen / Kassel (since 2006) on animal husbandry in arid/semiarid areas; pastoralism, ranching, wildlife use and management; unconventional livestock; animal health in the tropics, adaptation to hot climates
Research interestsExtensive livestock systems - Grassland/rangeland management, Holistic grazing management - Nomadism/pastoralism/ranching - Impact of climate change on rangeland systems - Adaptation to hot climates - Wildlife management.