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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Projects | IRI THESys | People | Raúl Fernández Tranche

Raúl Fernández Tranche

Research Assistant
Trans-SEC: Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centred Approach

  • Agricultural Innovation Systems
  • Social Capital and Community Based Organizations
  • Participatory Action Research

"In addition to knowledge production, research can contribute to social change. Participatory Action Research facilitates an understanding of people’s realities and furthermore, enables the collective learning and agency in communities, which is critical in an innovation process." Raúl Fernández Tranche


Raúl Fernández Tranche completed a M.A. in Development Economics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, carrying out research on innovation processes and the functionality of Community Based Organizations in the frame of Trans-SEC project. Previously, he had worked for two years in the Embassy of Spain in Kenya as Market Analyst and as assistant in the Sustainable Procurement department of the United Nations Office for Project Services. 

Raúl joined IRI THESys in January 2016.

Selected Publications

  • Presentation in Tropentag 2015: Factors Affecting the Functioning of Farmer Groups: Perspectives from Three Farmer Groups in Tanzania. Link