Members

Meet the people behind the OrganoRice project

An Giang Cao Dinh, Can Tho University

Given Name: An Giang

Family Name: Cao Dinh

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Soil Science Department (SSD)

Phone: +84 969 248 956

Email: cdagiang@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Mr. Cao Dinh An Giang is a researcher at the College of Agriculture, Can Tho University – A key university in Vietnam. His research topics include soil science and high-tech agriculture.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will join the soil and field planning group. He will contribute to implementing soil collecting, setting up field trials, and organizing workshops with local farmers, stakeholders, and policymakers for the project.

Khoi Chau Minh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Khoi

Family Name: Chau Minh

Title: PhD

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: 3/2 Street, Can Tho city, Vietnam

Department: Soil Science

Phone: +84 917 234698

Email: cmkhoi@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Chau Minh Khoi is a lecturer and researcher at the College of Agriculture, Can Tho University. He leads a range of projects focusing on soil management practices for sustaining agricultural production. His areas of interest are soil organic matter fractionation, availability of soil nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients under cropping diversification and optimal management strategies for acid sulphate soil and saline-affected soils in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will assist in coordinating the activities from Vietnamese side and join the research activities in soil survey and soil fertility management options for organic rice production. He is also interested in applying isotopic techniques for traceability, which would accredit the authenticity of organic rice produced in the Mekong Delta

Anh Thy Chau Thi, Can Tho University

Given Name: Anh Thy

Family Name: Chau Thi

Title: Dr.

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: 92 Le Chan, 91B residential area, Ninh Kieu district, Cantho city, Vietnam

Department: Soil Science department, College of Agriculture

Phone: +84 834290484

Email: ctathy@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

I work in soil microbiology Lab. in Soil science department. I obtained my doctorate of Microbiology from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2018. My background is on bioremediation of organic pollutants in soil as well as enhancement of soil fertility through application of bio-fertilizers.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will take role in evaluation and management of soil qualities in the aspect of soil pollutants to meet requirements for transferring from traditional rice cultivation to organic rice cultivation. In addition, I will contribute to research on application of bio-fertilizers to enhance soil fertilities and rice growth. In collaboration with L.U.P.O GmbH, Germany, I will support the team to evaluate the changing in microbiological communities comparing between traditional and organic rice cultivation. 

Duy-Minh Dang, Can Tho University

Given Name: Duy-Minh

Family Name: Dang

Title: Dr.

Institution: College of Agriculture, Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Soil Science Department

Phone: +84 975 676034

Email: ddminh@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Dang Duy Minh is a lecturer in the Soil Science Department, CTU. Minh is an ACIAR-John Allwright Fellow and has finished his PhD program in the Australian National University in 2017. He has also studied the Master program in University of Bonn, Germany – titled “Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS)” from 2009 to 2011. Currently, his research areas are soil chemistry, cropping systems and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems. He has experiences for more than ten years in field trails establishment and soil chemistry, soil physical researches in the Mekong Delta.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, Minh will contribute to researches on soil nutrient dynamics in the organic rice system. On the other hand, he will contribute his experiences on monitoring of soil characteristics; studying selected organic materials to improve soil nutrient supply and soil properties for organic rice production; field planning as well as isotope tracing techniques.

Nhu Dien Huynh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Nhu Dien

Family Name: Huynh

Title: M Sc.

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus 2, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Genetics and Plant Breeding Department, Faculty of Agriculture

Phone: +84 919159996

Email: hndien@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Huynh Nhu Dien is a lecturer in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Can Tho University. He has a background in Crop Sciences. He works on rice breeding selection to improve rice quality, adapting to climate change.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for the rice quality assessment group with selecting the sustainable rice varieties for adapting to organic standards. Additionally, he also rice quality assessment based on biochemical analysis.

Ky Huynh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Ky

Family Name: Huynh

Title: PhD

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Genetics and Plant Breeding

Phone: +84 918080802

Email: hky@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Huynh Ky is a lecturer in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and leads the Genetics and Plant Breeding laboratories. His major is Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology. Therefore, he has been focused mainly on applying biotechnology in plant breeding, especially in quality rice.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will lead the breeding group to evaluate rice varieties that fully meet the markers’ needs based on functional markers for controlling the rice genotype. Additionally, rice quality assessment based on biochemical analysis will also be conducted before the seed goes to the marker.

Thu Minh Huynh Vuong, Can Tho University

Given Name: Thu Minh

Family Name: Huynh Vuong

Title: Huynh Vuong

Institution: CENREs, Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Water Resources

Phone: +84 939610020

Email: hvtminh@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Huynh Vuong Thu Minh is a lecturer in the College of Environment and Natural Resources, Cantho Univeristy. She is also a deputy head of the Department of Water Resources. Her background is water engineering and management, hydrodynamics modelling, and water quality are among her specialties.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, She would be a part of the hydrology group.

Tien Dung Khong, Can Tho University

Given Name: Tien Dung

Family Name: Khong

Title: Dr.

Institution: School of Economics, Can Tho University

Address: 3/2 Street, Campus 2, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho

Department: Department of Agricultural Economics

Phone: +84939006222

Email: ktdung@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Tien Dung Khong is a researcher and lecturer at the School of Economics, Can Tho University, Vietnam. He has a background in Agricultural and Resources Economics (BS in Agricultural Economics from Can Tho University, MS.c in Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Adelaide, Australia). His current research focuses on climate change and agricultural economics. He is also a leader of several projects at the Ministry and Province level on the value chain, people behavior and awareness, agricultural linkages, and organic rice.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for socio-economics and market packages, including economic and non-economic valuation of the conventional and organic rice value chain, searching for market potential, formulating and analyzing organic rice value chain, and working with local cooperatives in order to sustainably develop organic rice value chain in Mekong Delta Vietnam.

Bao Lam Hoai, Can Tho University

Given Name: Bao

Family Name: Lam Hoai

Title: Dr.

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Information and Communications Technology

Phone: +84 907591112

Email: lhbao@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Dr. Bao Hoai Lam obtained his Doctorate in Computer Science from University of Western Brittany, France, in 2018. Currently, he is a lecturer of College of ICT, Can Tho University. His researches focus on optimization problems, cellular automaton based simulations, and applications of cyber physical systems in agriculture.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he is a member of data group.

Phu Lang Canh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Phu

Family Name: Lang Canh

Title: Master

Institution: College of Agriculture, Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture

Phone: +84 02923 872 064

Email: lcphu@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Lang Canh Phu is senior lecturer at the Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Cantho University. He has a background in Entomology, Acarology and Mollusca pest in agriculture.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for integrated management to the golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata).

Vinh Thuc Le, Can Tho University

Given Name: Vinh THUC

Family Name: Le

Title: Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Institution: College of Agriculture, Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Crop Science

Phone: +84 946 077 797

Email: lvthuc@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Le Vinh Thuc is a lecturer in the Department of Crop Science. The interested research is on the cropping techniques how to grow the sustainable crops. He is interesting growing rice, annual crops (rotation on paddy fields) and edible mushrooms.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, using rice straw for growing mushrooms and use the waste after growing mushroom for growing rice.

Khoi Le Nguyen Doan, Can Tho University

Given Name: Khoi

Family Name: Le Nguyen Doan

Title: Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, Xuan Khanh vard, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Vietnam

Department: Scientific Research Affairs

Phone: + 84 907238474

Email: lndkhoi@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Dr. Le Nguyen Doan Khoi has been working on the agriculture value chain for more than 17 years. He graduated a PhD degree in 2011 at Groningen University, the Netherlands. His background is in agriculture value chain analysis and marketing. In addition to do research in value chain, Dr. Khoi has gained consultant experience in research projects such as:
Consultant for Pangasius value chain quality management and market access of small-scale farmers in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam, SEARCA project.  
Consulting for Rice value chain in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, World bank project.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will contribute to doing research for organic rice value chain analysis, marketing research and branding for organic rice.

Toan Le Thanh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Toan

Family Name: Le Thanh

Title: PhD, Lecturer

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Department of Plant Protection

Phone: 0939 871 679

Email: lttoan@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Toan Le Thanh is specialized in Plant Protection. Currently, Dr. Toan is a lecturer and also Head of Biological Control Laboratory in College of Agriculture, Can Tho university (CTU), Vietnam. Dr. Toan’s research interest is the application of plant extracts, beneficial microorganisms, biotechnology, physiology, and other related fields to the improvement of crops through plant protection. Presently, Dr. Toan works with his colleagues in the School of Crop Production Technology at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand to investigate plant host and pathogen interactions in rice and cassava. Our current objective is to understand the mechanisms of plant responses to abiotic or biotic stresses. More specifically, we are interested in responses to drought and diseases in rice and cassava. We are using genomic, biochemical, computational, and physiological approaches to explain the mechanisms that are involved in abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. One main research aim is to discover genes and genetic variants, PR proteins that can be used to improve crop performance during plant growing under abiotic and biotic stresses.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for research and design of disease management protocol for the organic crop. Additionally, he joins the application research of eco-technology and bio-technology on rice disease management, as well as assessment of biological indicators in the organic farming system.

Chi Cuong Nguyen, Can Tho University

Given Name: Chi Cuong

Family Name: Nguyen

Title: Dr.

Institution: College of Agriculture (CoA), Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +84-907-026-098

Email: chicuong@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

My full name is Nguyen Chi Cuong. You call me Cuong. I was born in Vinh Long Province. I was a student in Agronomy at Can Tho University. I got married and have two children. She is 12 years old and he is 8 years old. My wife works at the Department of Plant Protection. She teaches practice subjects for BSc. Student and help me to do research. I graduated doctor of philosophy at Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. Now I work at Can Tho University as a lecturer and I teach weed science and pesticide subjects.

Main research: My research is on plant extracts to control Blast disease (Pyricularia oryzae and Bacterial leaf blight disease (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) on paddy rice such as using Ageratum conyzoides L. and Praxelis clematidea extract. I also isolated and defined natural compounds of those plants which to control blast disease and bacterial leaf blight disease. Another research about Herbicide resistance of Echinochloa crus-galli and Leptochloa chinensis in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. How to control weeds in paddy rice without herbicide?

I also used copper chloride against the virus on rice (RRST: Rice Ragged Stunt Virus and RGSV: Rice Grassy Stunt Virus) by spraying

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I am going to design a weed control model in Vinh Long province.

Ngan Thi Thuy Nguyen, Can Tho University

Given Name: Ngan Thi Thuy

Family Name: Nguyen

Title: M.A.

Institution: School of Economics, Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Department of Economics

Phone: +84888792089

Email: nttngan@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Nguyen Thi Thuy Ngan currently serves as a junior lecturer and researcher at the School of Economics at Can Tho University. Her educational foundation is rooted in Development Economics, marked by a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Can Tho University, a Master of Science in Applied Economics from the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh, and a Master of Arts in Development Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has experience in executing quantitative research at household and individual levels. Her research scope includes diverse subjects including willingness to pay, behavioral economics, vulnerability to flooding, and sustainability.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will contribute by engaging in research focused on economic aspects, particularly through conducting interviews, working with econometric models, and conducting data analysis.

Nhat Minh Phuong Nguyen, Can Tho University

Given Name: Nhat Minh Phuong

Family Name: Nguyen

Title: Doctor

Institution: College of Agriculture, Can Tho University

Address: 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Food Technology

Phone: +89 775842688

Email: nnmphuong@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Phuong is a lecturer at Food Technology Department. Her background is food science and nutrition, especially the utilization of agricultural by-products for extracting bioactive compounds, stabilization, and encapsulation. She has experience in the application of bioactive compounds on food models for antimicrobial, antioxidant, and enzyme inhibitory activities. She also works on the post-harvest activities of agricultural products (e.g. minimizing weight loss, prolonging shelf-life, maintaining quality).   

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she has involved in the group of rice quality assessment, mainly focus on the post-harvest activities of organic rice. Indeed, she is responsible for evaluating the quality of organic rice during drying (e.g. drying temperature, moisture content) and storage (e.g. packaging, temperature, and ventilation).

Ha Nguyen Cong, Can Tho University

Given Name: Ha

Family Name: Nguyen Cong

Title: Assoc.Prof.Dr.

Institution: Food Technology department, CAAB, CTU

Address: Can Tho University, Campus II, Xuan Khanh vard, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Vietnam

Department: Food Technology

Phone: +84 902811816

Email: ncha@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Dr. Nguyen Cong Ha has been working on the food biochemistry/biotechnology for more than 15 years. He graduated a PhD degree in 2006 at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan in applied biological chemistry/Biotechnology major. His background is in Food Technology. Recently, his studies focus in bioactive compounds of food, especially in rice bran, germinated brown rice (GBR) as well as GBR based flour. Therefore, he can contribute to the rice organic project in doing research for prservation of organic rice well.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for the activity 1.4.6 of the project (Vietnam) that studying on methods and conditions of postharvest organic rice storage to ensure optimal stability of organic rice quality during storage. In the project, he participates in rice quality assessment, market as well as isotope tracing working group.

Nga Nguyen Thi Thu, Can Tho University

Given Name: Nga

Family Name: Nguyen Thi Thu

Title: Dr. Plant Pathology

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture

Phone: +84 939001240

Email: nttnga@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Nguyen Thi Thu Nga is  scientist and lecturer in Plant Pathology. Her  expertise related in plant pathology and biological control of plant diseases.  Her research intersest focus on  biological control agents such as plant growtrh promting rhizobactera and bacteriophages for controling plant pathogens. In addition, she  also have experience  in study on  induced resistance  on plant against  pathogens .

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she has responsibility as  a coordinator in Vietnamese Plant Protection (PP) group in Vietnam site. Her contribution in project is  connect  scientists in PP group for building integrated pest management in rice fiedl trial, and her personal duty  is study on application of biological control method for control rice diseases

Be Tu Pham, Can Tho University

Given Name: Be Tu

Family Name: Pham

Title: Dr.

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus 2, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Genetics and Plant Breeding Department, Faculty of Agriculture

Phone: +84 939640186

Email: ptbtu@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Pham Thi Be Tu is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Agriculture, Can Tho University. She has a background in biochemical and plant breeding. She works on rice breeding selection to improve rice quality, adapting to climate change. In addition, she also researches on functional of color rice for antioxidant activity, anthocyanin content, and glycemic index. Analysis of rice quality in amylose content, aroma, and gel consistency.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she will be responsible for the rice quality assessment group with selecting the sustainable rice varieties for adapting to organic standards. Additionally, she also performs the quality analysis for glycemic index, anthocyanin content, and antioxidant activities in color rice.

Thu Tat Anh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Thu

Family Name: Tat Anh

Title: PhD in Soil and Crop Nutrition

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Xuan Khanh ward,  Can Tho city, Vietnam

Department: Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture

Phone: +84918058482

Email: tathu@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Tat Anh Thu is both a scientist and a lecturer in Soil Science at Can Tho University. Her expertise relates to the fields of soil management and plant nutrition. Her research interests focus on using organic fertilizer and nutrient balance to maintain and improve soil fertility, crop yield and quality. In addition, she is also experienced in studying the effects of organic materials, potassium humate and controlled-release NPK fertilizer  (NPK-CRF) on improving soil fertility and rice yields. 

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she work as a member in Vietnamese  organic rice production group, responsible evaluating different sources material organic and natural products in farming to improve soil fertility  and yield organic rice.

Van Ty Tran, Can Tho University

Given Name: Van Ty

Family Name: Tran

Title: PhD

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Hydraulic Engineering

Phone: + 84 939501909

Email: tvty@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Tran Van Ty is a lecturer in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering. His major is Water Resources Engineeering and Management. Therefore, he has been focused mainly on hydrology and water management under different impacts.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will join in hydrology group.

Phen Tran Vu, Can Tho University

Given Name: Phen

Family Name: Tran Vu

Title: Dr. Plant protection

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture

Phone: +84 939819474

Email: tvphen@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Tran Vu Phen is a scientist and lecturer on Plant Protection. His research focus on biological control agents and induced systemic resistance, emphasized on the Bacillus species, and is interested in the study of weed control and plant parasitic nematodes as well.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice,  he work as a member in Vietnamese Plant Protection (PP) group, responsible for rice weed control and for biocontrol of bacterial leaf blight disease

Thai Truong Minh, Can Tho University

Given Name: Thai

Family Name: Truong Minh

Title: Dr.

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: ICT College

Phone: +84 778101888

Email: tmthai@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Dr. Truong Minh Thai is a former student of Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at Can Tho University (CTU). He obtained his Master’s degree in Information System Development from HAN University, the Netherlands in 2010, and then his Doctorate in Computer Science from Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France, in 2015. He has a strong background in computer science and software engineering. In his research, he focuses on data warehouse, Multi agent-based Systems, IoT, BlockChain and applying these technologies in aquaculture and agriculture.

In addition, Dr. Truong Minh Thai is a member of CTU’s research group on high-tech applications in agriculture and fisheries. He has experience in applying IT in agricultural and aquaculture projects: 1. Decision support system for disease prevention in agriculture (2010); 2. Building a sensor system to monitor water quality in fish ponds (2017); 3. Building a model of crayfish farming to adapt to climate change in An Giang province (2018); 4. Building a sensor system to monitor saltwater intrusion in Ke Sach district – Soc Trang province (2018); 5. Improving and perfecting the Rice – Shrimp production model to improve productivity, efficiency, and adapt to climate change based on IoT technology application & sensor network in An Bien district, Kien Giang province (2019-2021).

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will contribute to doing research for applying ICT into crop management, organic rice value chain analysis, marketing research and branding for organic rice.

Tuan Vo Quoc, Can Tho University

Given Name: Tuan

Family Name: Vo Quoc

Title: PhD

Institution: Can Tho University

Address: 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Department: Land Resources

Phone: +84 913-604-111

Email: vqtuan@ctu.edu.vn

Personal Description:

Vo Quoc Tuan is currently a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Land Resources, CTU. He received his PhD from the German Aerospace Centre and currently is head of GIS and Remote sensing laboratory at CTU. He has experience in mapping land use and land cover change using remote sensing (both radar and optical data).

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, Dr Tuan will contribute to spatial analysis using GIS and remote sensing for land use and land cover monitoring, especially mapping the rice area using radar data as well as the changes from three crops per year to two crops per year. Together with Dr. Carsten Montzka, we will support to map the potential area for organic rice cultivation.

Nick Kupfer, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Nick

Family Name: Kupfer

Title: M.Sc.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Agrosphere Institute IBG-3

Phone:

Email: n.kupfer@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Nick Kupfer is PhD candidate at the Agrosphere Institute IBG-3. He achieved his M.Sc. by developing a novel LULC product of the MRD based on high spatial resolution satellite data time series.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will primarily focus on land use and organic rice monitoring in the MRD to better understand external determinants on quality and impediments in production.

Andreas Lücke, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Andreas

Family Name: Lücke

Title: Dr.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Institute Agrosphere (IBG-3)

Phone: +49 2461 614590

Email: a.luecke@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Andreas Lücke is a senior scientist at the Agrosphere Institute IBG-3 and is a leading member of the stable isotope facilities of the institute. He is a physical geographer and has a background in (paleo)climatology, (paleo)ecology and hydrology. He has developed expertise in the application of the stable isotope composition of the light elements carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen to trace biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial environments, to reconstruct paleoclimatic and paleohydrologic conditions from terrestrial archives (sediments, soils, peat, plant remains) and to trace the distribution of meteoric water into compartments of the water cycle in catchment hydrology.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will contribute to the measurements of the stable isotope composition of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in rice organic matter with the purpose to trace differences in cultivation practices between conventionally and organically produced rice and to characterize respectively document the regional origin of rice with stable isotope methods.

Linda Klamann, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Linda

Family Name: Klamann

Title: M.Sc.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Agrosphere Institute IBG-3

Phone: +972584004894 and +4915731719783

Email: klamannlinda@gmail.com

Personal Description:

Linda Klamann is a doctoral student at the Agrosphere Institute IBG-3. She has a background in hydrology and water quality and was working in the field of metabolomics and macronutrients in water plants. In addition she has a wide background in hydrology, biogeochemistry and microbiology.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she will be responsible for the analysis of the contamination and reduction of pesticide residues as well as the heavy metal monitoring in soils and waters. A survey about the condition of the rice fields regarding the present pesticides and heavy metals will be carried out. The field will be monitored during the transition from convectional to organic rice production to study the fate of selected pesticides with respect to different environmental conditions.

Carsten Montzka, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Carsten

Family Name: Montzka

Title: Dr.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Agrosphere Institute IBG-3

Phone: +49 2461 613289

Email: c.montzka@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Carsten Montzka is senior scientist at the Agrosphere Institute IBG-3 focusing on remote sensing activities at various scales. He is responsible for the drone lab and works on field-scale monitoring of soil and vegetation water and energy processes in agricultural systems. At regional and global scale, his research deals with microwave radar and radiometry for soil moisture retrieval and the assimilation into hydrological models. As the CEOS Land Parameter Validation co-lead on soil moisture, he involved in several soil moisture validation activities.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, Carsten Montzka will monitor the crop distribution and dynamics by spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems at the landscape level. Moreover, he will analyse the status quo of irrigation water pathways at high resolution by SAR-based elevation models combined with conceptual simulation of irrigation flow paths. At the farm level, he plans to provide overview information recorded by unmanned aerial systems.

Joachim H. Spangenberg, SERI/Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Joachim H.

Family Name: Spangenberg

Title: Dr. rer. pol.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Phone: +49-221-2168-95

Email: Joachim.Spangenberg@seri.de

Personal Description:

Joachim H. Spangenberg vice chair of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute SERI Germany in Cologne. He will join the Jülich team for the OrganoRice project. With a PhD in economics, but an academic background biology and ecology, he is an inter- and transdisciplinary researcher by education and dedication. He works on sustainable development strategies and policies biodiversity conservation by pressure reduction, ecosystem services, their social valuation, distribution and societal impacts.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will contribute to the socio-economics work, with a focus on identifying stakeholders and the multiple values they attribute to conventional and organic rice farming. Combined with an assessment of the monetary consequences of shifting to organic, for different stakeholders, this will provide a basis for strategy development and policy recommendations.

Björn Thiele, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Björn

Family Name: Thiele

Title: Dr.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Institute Agrosphere (IBG-3)

Phone: +49 2461 615033

Email: b.thiele@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Björn Thiele is senior scientist at the Institute Agrosphere (IBG-3) and deputy head of the group “radionuclides and organic analysis (ROA)”. He is graduate chemist with expertise in organic analysis. His main focus is on analysis of secondary metabolites from plants as well as environmental contaminants like e.g. pesticides and antibiotics in soil and water. Besides quantification he performs structural elucidation of unknown compounds using GC- and LC-MS/MS instruments.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for the organic analysis of rice quality and pesticides in soil and water. His tasks range from development of extraction and analysis methods for the different analytes, organization of the sample campaigns to providing the quantitative results.

Lutz Weihermüller, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Lutz

Family Name: Weihermüller

Title: PD Dr.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Agrosphere Institute IBG-3

Phone: +49 2461 618669

Email: l.weihermueller@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Lutz Weihermüller is senior scientist at the Agrosphere Institute IBG-3 and leads the soil physical laboratories. He has a background in soil physics and works on numerical modelling for water, gas, heat and solute transport as well as biogeochemical cycling and plant growth. Additionally, he has expertise in pesticide fate and transport modelling and experiments.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for the project co-ordination (Germany) and pesticide and heavy metal monitoring in soils, waters and rice yield. Additionally, the fate (degradation and sorption) of selected pesticides with respect to differences in environmental conditions (especially changes in soil properties) will be studied to provide information about potential risks of contamination of the organically produced rice.

Bei Wu, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Bei

Family Name: Wu

Title: Dr.

Institution: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address: Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department: Agrosphere Institute IBG-3

Phone: +49 2461 616751

Email: b.wu@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Bei Wu is a senior scientist at the Agrosphere Institute IBG-3 and works on non-traditional stable isotopes for tracing nutrient elemental cycling in ecosystems. She has a background of environmental sciences and analytical chemistry. She has expertise in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for elemental and isotopic analyses and imaging.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, Bei Wu will be working in the subproject of development and optimization of Si fertilization to protect rice from being affected by pathogens and to eliminate contaminations of heavy metal(loid)s in organic rice.

Tom Anders, KIAG

Given Name: Tom

Family Name: Anders

Institution: KIAG Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH

Address: Kaiserplatz 17, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +491717010259

Email: t.anders@ki-ag.com

Personal Description:

Tom has a MSc. in Geography of Development and Globalisation and is a Consultant for project coordination at KIAG with a good knowledge of sustainability projects and different stakeholders in the development cooperation.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he supports the project coordination and is the contact person from KIAG for stakeholder involvement, market preparation and the traceability system.

Daniel Bachmann, KIAG

Given Name: Daniel

Family Name: Bachmann

Institution: KIAG Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH

Address: Robert-Bosch-Str. 7, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Email: d.bachmann@ki-ag.com

Personal Description:

Daniel is a senior developer at KIAG and works in IT for over 20 years, with a focus on HTML5 and Node.js-backend.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he is developing and supporting the questionnaire apps and the backend and database behind it.

Nils Brüchert, KIAG

Given Name: Nils

Family Name: Brüchert

Institution: KIAG Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH

Address: Robert-Bosch-Str. 7, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Email: n.bruechert@ki-ag.com

Personal Description:

Nils has a diploma in industrial design and works in IT for over 25 years. Among other things, he is responsible for designing user interfaces, configuring apps and creating websites.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he is configuring and maintaining the questionnaire apps, as well as managing the project website.

Huyen Nguyen, KIAG

Given Name: Khanh Huyen

Family Name: Nguyen

Institution: KIAG Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH

Address: Kaiserplatz 17, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Email: h.nguyen@ki-ag.com

Personal Description:

Huyen has a MSc. Agriculture and Food Economics and is a BI analyst at KIAG.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she analyses the collected data and creates interactive dashboards and reports using Power BI.

Harald Puhl, KIAG

Given Name: Harald

Family Name: Puhl

Title: Dr. rer. nat.

Institution: KIAG Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH

Address: Kaiserplatz 17, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Email: h.puhl@ki-ag.com

Personal Description:

Harald Puhl is a doctor of physics and the managing director of KIAG. He has more than 3 decades of experience in IT under his belt, with a focus on transparency and traceability.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he is the project coordinator in regard to everything data-related.

Juergen Ott, LUPO

Given Name: Juergen

Family Name: Ott

Title: Dr. (biology/entomology)

Institution: L.U.P.O. GmbH (SME)

Address: Friedhofstr. 28, 67705 Trippstadt, Germany

Department: Department of Landscape Planning and Landscape Ecology

Phone: +49-6306-993888

Email: ott@lupogmbh.de

Personal Description:

Juergen Ott is the manging director of L.U.P.O. GmbH, a private office (SME) for environmental consulting; beside that he teaches environmental and landscape planning at Landau University. His research focusses on entomology / odonatology and on invasive species.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice he works on damselflies and dragonflies as biological indicators for the environmental quality of rice paddies, in particular when converted to an organic type of production.

Nga Thi Thanh Ott, LUPO

Given Name: Nga Thi Thanh

Family Name: Ott

Title: Master (science and technology management)

Institution: L.U.P.O. GmbH (SME)/ Dragon Bean Roastery

Address: Friedhofstr. 28, 67705 Trippstadt, Germany

Phone: +49-1734107643

Email: ngaott@dragonbeanroastery.de

Personal Description:

Nga Ott has a master degree in science and technology management. She was lecturer at the institute of policy and management, university of social sciences and humanities, Hanoi. She is currently working at Dragon Bean Roastery as a coffee roaster. She focuses on coffee quality evaluation and sustainable development in coffee farms in Vietnam.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she will work for L.U.P.O. GmbH with assigned tasks such as field assistant, translator, and take part in rice quality assessment, finding and developing the market for bio rice.

Wolf Amelung, University of Bonn/Forschungszentrum Jülich

Given Name: Wulf

Family Name: Amelung

Title: Prof.

Institution 1: University of Bonn

Institution 2: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Address 1: Nussallee 13, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Address 2: Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Department 1: Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) – Soil Science & Soil Ecology, University Bonn

Department 2: Institute of Bio- and Geosciences-Agrosphere (Terrestrial Biogeochemistry), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Phone 1: +49 228 73- 2780

Phone 2: +49 2461 61-4463

Email 1: wulf.amelung@uni-bonn.de

Email 2: wulf.amelung@fz-juelich.de

Personal Description:

Prof. Wulf Amelung is head of the division” Soil Science & Soil Ecology” of the University of Bonn and of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Agrosphere (Terrestrial Biogeochemistry) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is specialized in questions concerning nutrient cycles in soils, soil degradation and the behavior of pollutants in soils.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice he works with 29Si isotope labelling techniques to trace the fate of fertilizer Si in the soil-plant system and determine the use efficiency of Si fertilization for organic rice cultivation.

Arne Kappenberg, University of Bonn

Given Name: Arne

Family Name: Kappenberg

Title: Dr. (agriculture)

Institution: University of Bonn

Address: Nussallee 13, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Department: Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES)

Phone: +49 228 73- 2194

Email: arne.kappenberg@uni-bonn.de

Personal Description:

Arne Kappenberg is a postdoc at the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) with main focus on environmental analysis of organic and inorganic substances in soil and sediments.

Activities in OrganoRice:

He will use stable 29Si isotope labelling techniques to trace the fate of fertilizer Si in the soil-plant system and determine the use efficiency of Si fertilization for organic rice cultivation. Furthermore, he will study the benefits of Si fertilization increasing food quality by reducing the uptake and accumulation of Cd and As in the rice.

Jack O’Connor, United Nations University

Given Name: Jack

Family Name: O’Connor

Title: Dr.

Institution: United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Address: Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49-228-815 0218 

Email: oconnor@ehs.unu.edu

Personal Description:

Jack O’Connor is senior scientist in the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services division at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, which focuses on the role of ecosystem degradation in increasing vulnerability to hazard events and as part of the solution for climate change adaptation measures. He has a background in ecology, specializing in coastal and marine ecosystems.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, he will be responsible for engaging local stakeholders to assess irrigation systems and policies relevant for the organic agriculture transition, as well as co-leading an evaluation of the benefits derived from different organic agriculture.

Anh Nguyen, VNU

Given Name: Quynh Anh

Family Name: Nguyen Thi

Title: Dr.

Institution: VNU – The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam

Address: 2nd Floor, D Bulding, No.336, Nguyen Trai Road, Thanh Xuan District, Ha Noi City, Vietnam

Department: The Institute of Policy and Management (IPAM)

Phone: +84853984881

Email: anhnguyen.ipam@gmail.com

Personal Description:

Dr. Nguyen Thi Quynh Anh is a lecturer at the VNU’s Institute of Policy and Management – A key research center of Vientam National University since 2013. The topics of her research include social studies of science, technology, and environment, and social-ecological transformation in Vietnam.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she will join the socio-economic work. She will contribute to implement interviews and group discussion with local farmers, stakeholders and policy makers.

Diem To, Vinh Hai High school

Given Name: Diem

Family Name: To

Title: Teacher

Institution: Vinh Hai High school

Address: Vinh Hai, Vinh Chau, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam

Phone: +84 398 846 818

Email: tothimongdiem@thptvinhhai.edu.vn

Personal Description:

I am Diem, 42 years old and I graduated in Master’s degree in Agricultural System. I am working at Vinh Hai Highschool, Soc Trang for 17 years. I am currently a PhD student of OrganoRice Project and my major is Soil Science.

My strengths include the ability to work well with many people, being very hard-working, persistent and punctual.

I am very passionate about learning and research; I really want to expand my knowledge further. After completing the doctoral program, it will be the foundation for me to achieve my goal of guiding students to learn real life. There is currently a lot of scientific research so that learning will go hand in hand with practice.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I will study suitable materials to improve soil available N and P to plants in organic rice cultivation. This activity will be carried out to evaluate the efficiency of using natural organic and mineral materials to replace chemical fertilizers for organic rice cultivation soil available N and P for rice growth and optimal yield.

Former Members

Duong Nguyen, KIAG

Given Name: Duong

Family Name: Nguyen

Institution: KIAG Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH

Address: Kaiserplatz 17, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Email: d.nguyen@ki-ag.com

Personal Description:

Duong was born in Vietnam and is the country coordinator for Vietnam at KIAG.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, she is the assistent project coordinator in regard to everything data-related.

Ha-Ngan Nguyen, United Nations University

Given Name: Ha-Ngan

Family Name: Nguyen

Institution: United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Address: Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Department: UN Campus

Phone: +49 174 600 1246

Email: h.nguyen@ehs.unu.edu

Personal Description:

I am a student assistant in the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES) division at the UNU-EHS and a master student in integrated water resources management at Technische Hochschule Köln. My background is in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technology to environmental and natural resource management.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, I am responsible for assessing non-economic values and trade-offs in organic rice production, as well as liaising with the hydrology working group on inputs to the review of irrigation systems and policies for the transition to organic agriculture in the Mekong Delta.

Thanh Loc Nguyen, United Nations University

Given Name: Thanh Loc

Family Name: Nguyen

Institution: United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Address: Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Department: Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services Section (EVES)

Phone: +49 15753212273

Email: thanh-loc@ehs.unu.edu

Personal Description:

Loc is a student assistant in the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES) department at the UNU-EHS and currently a master student in International Joint MSc Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” offered by UNU-EHS and the University of Bonn, Germany. He has gained valuable experience in climate change adaptation and water management with many case studies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice, Loc is a student assistant to support the UNU-EHS team in assessing integrated valuation of economic and non-economic benefits of the conversion and planning for organic rice production at the landscape level by reviewing irrigation system planning and governance and water quality dynamics in irrigation waters.

Zita Sebesvari, United Nations University

Given Name: Zita

Family Name: Sebesvari

Title: Dr. (environmental science)

Institution: United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Address: Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49-228-8150207

Email: sebesvari@ehs.unu.edu

Personal Description:

Zita Sebesvari is the Deputy Director of UNU-EHS. Her research and teaching focuses on social-ecological risk assessments, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR), and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). She is member of the EU Mission Board on Adaptation to Climate Change Including Societal Transformation, the Executive Board of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR).

Activities in OrganoRice:

In OrganoRice she works on cross-cutting tasks with a focus on a multi-criteria assessment of the conversion to organic rice including aspects of drought risk reduction.