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Scheidegger Urs
Dr. sc. techn., dipl. Ing.-Agr. ETH


Leiter Abteilung Masterstudien


Abteilung Masterstudien

Curriculum vitae

Akademische Ausbildung

1978 - 1983PhD: Photosynthesis and utilization of photosynthates in ecotypes of white clover; Crop Science Department, Prof. Dr. J. Nösberger, ETH Zurich
1973 - 1977Studies of Agricultural Sciences, with major in crop science, ETH Zurich

Berufliche Tätigkeiten

Since 1993Professor for tropical crop production and farming systems research, School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
1989 - 1993Regional coordinator for CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Cali, Colombia) in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
1985 - 1989Senior scientist with CIP (Centro Internacional de la Papa, Lima, Peru), leader of the Peruvian potato research and seed project
1983 - 1985Post-doctoral fellow with CIP, Peruvian potato research and seed project
1978 - 1983Scientific collaborator and teaching assistant during PhD thesis at the Institute of Crop Science, ETH Zurich


  • Crop production and cropping systems of the humid and sub-humid tropics
  • Management of natural resources: Biodiversity, sustainable soil management
  • Seed systems development and seed production
  • Farming systems research and participatory innovation development
  • Research management and international research networks
  • Strategic planning, project development, project management, evaluation, backstopping
  • Focal regions and countries: Central America, Andes, Central, Eastern and West Africa, Himalayas, South-East Asia, Mongolia


Weitere Tätigkeiten

  • Member of the selection committee of RFPP (Research Fellow Partnership Program) of SDC
  • Member of the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)



Team International agriculture – Agricultural production systems


More detailed CV (pdf)


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