Clara LangeProgramme Manager international Location Berlin Telephone +49 (0)171 290 66 20
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are. (C.S. Lewis)
Two themes characterise Clara Lange’s curriculum vitae: sustainable agriculture against an international background and potato cultivation in her home region in Lower Saxony. Through numerous internships in the agricultural sector, she lived a close contact to farmers during her studies of agricultural sciences, which she also used in her Master’s thesis. In it she evaluated how farmers in the Heath of Lueneburg are adapting their crop production to the effects of climate change and what challenges they are facing. After a year in a potato breeding company, however, Clara Lange decided to pursue her second interest and lived for eight months in a village in northern Benin. There, she supported a women’s agricultural cooperative in their daily tasks, whether it was harvesting cashews, producing tofu and shea butter or managing the microcredit system. At the Andreas Hermes Akademie, Clara Lange can now contribute her experience from both areas by supporting the development of a young farmers’ association in Kenya and supervising mechanisation and climate protection projects.