Welcome to AHA international

The Andreas Hermes Akademie, together with the German Farmers' Association and experts from the German agricultural and food industries, has also been involved in countries in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa for a number of years. The focus is on personality development within the framework of entrepreneurial and leadership training, which strengthens people to think and act on their own responsibility. We also focus on strengthening member-supported organisations such as farmers' associations, networks of young farmers, cooperatives and similar forms of cooperation between farmers and other actors in the value chains of agriculture.
International Cooperation

Invite yourselves! – Farmers’ organisations are making their contribution to transforming food systems

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International Cooperation

Strengthening climate resilience and the ability of farmers’ organizations to take action in Southern Africa

by Christoph Bracher

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International Cooperation

Young Farmer Representation in Kenya: (still) unknown territory

by Jan Pusdrowski

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Organisational Development, International Cooperation

Development journeys of organisations in the agricultural sector – observations in South-East Africa and insights

by Horst Haller

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International Cooperation

Why Eve Grace Birungi takes sunshine and more back to Uganda

by Thorben Persch

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International Cooperation

The Transitional Agriculture Media Festival 2021

by Dr. Anoush Ficiciyan

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International Cooperation

#RealTimeInsights: a wealth of experiences

by Barbara Pichler

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Image and Public Relations Work, International Cooperation

b|u|s Course for Trainers in Zanzibar

by Erich Ziegler

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International Cooperation

Modern Knowledge: Farmers’ organisations in Africa launch a video library

by Philipp Conze-Roos

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International Cooperation

Reviving a federation during a pandemic

by Jan Pusdrowski

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International Cooperation

Toolbox of Selected Agricultural Trade Policy Instruments

by Zara Grauer

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Entrepreneurship, International Cooperation

Status – how is the AHA doing?

by Dr. Andreas Quiring

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International Cooperation

Corona crisis: A test for African farmers’ organisations

by Jan Pusdrowski

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International Cooperation

Generational change in Uganda – both a challenge and an opportunity

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b|u|s International

The Andreas Hermes Academy has been involved in international development cooperation since 2006. Initially it was about the training of business trainers on the basis of the b|u|s training programme, which has been successful in Germany for many years. For this purpose, a compact version with three modules “b|u|s International” was developed. On behalf of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) as well as in cooperation with the GEFAK (Gesellschaft für angewandte Kommunalentwicklung, Marburg) more than one hundred trainers were trained in Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Nepal and Mongolia. These are available for entrepreneur trainings.
The successful approach was also applied in the context of the project “Strengthening farmers’ organisations for sustainable agricultural development”, but here with the training of farmers as internal trainers as an integral part of the organisations’ service development.

Strenghening of Farmer Organisations

AHA supports the development of farmers’ organisations in economically less developed countries through organisational development, professionalisation and competence development in the field of interest representation. A core field of cooperation is the joint development of service offers and business models for sustainable association activities. AHA addresses the partners at eye level and leaves the strategic and operative decisions in their hands. Personal responsibility is encouraged, even when it is a matter of mobilising the necessary resources for one’s own development.

Academy Abroad

An important aspect of any cooperation is the development of local capacities and networks. The richness of our work lies in the high quality and diversity of our trainers and experts. Most of them come from the agricultural and food industries themselves and accompany people and organisations in their work with AHA, whose challenges and careers they know from their own experience. This is also important to us in Africa and Asia. Since 2006 we have been training trainers and master trainers from various areas of agriculture and rural development, men and women, young and old. Local experts are indispensable in our work – for example, in the training courses for the representation of interests. And so an excellently qualified, competent and experienced pool of trainers and experts is also growing up in Africa and Asia. What distinguishes them: The basic attitude that we consider to be so important and appreciative, the sensitivity for their counterparts and the knowledge of facts and methods to be able to accompany people in their change processes.

Our Network

Our Team

Nicole Bolomey

Director international

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Philipp Conze-Roos

Deputy Director international

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Jan Pusdrowski

Programme Manager international

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Zara Grauer

Programme Manager international

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Fatma Bouchareb

Programme Manager international

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Thorben Persch

Programme Manager international

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Dr. Anoush Ficiciyan

Programme Manager international

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Christoph Bracher

Programme Manager international

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Stephanie Mosengo

Programme Manager international

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Ana Wendt

Programme Assistant international

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Where we work

Services

Contact

Andreas Hermes Academy, Bonn
Phone: +49 (228) 91929-0

Andreas Hermes Academy, Berlin
Phone:+49 30 58632067-0

E-Mail: info@andreas-hermes-akademie.de