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Dr. Munir P. Hoffmann


Munir Hoffmann received a Magister Artium (equivalent to a Master of Arts) in anthropology from the University of Göttingen in 2010. Based on his work on soil fertility management in vegetable farms in the highlands of West Java, he earned a Master of Science in agronomy (University of Göttingen, 2011). From 2012 to 2015 he conducted his PhD studies on process-oriented agro-ecosystem modelling (University of Göttingen). The physiological oil palm growth model PALMSIM is one outcome of these efforts. As a postdoc, he is based at the University of Göttingen’s Crop Production Systems in the Tropics group, where he is involved in a range of projects applying agro-ecosystem modelling and analysis of larger data sets to identify improved cropping practices in diverse environments (Southern Africa, Central Europe, South Asia). In addition, he works as an advisor for the oil palm and cacao projects of IPNI Southeast Asia Program.