The Author: Annette Luibrand, born in 1964, studied agricultural sciences at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.
She specialised in development economics. After gaining her Master’s degree in 1997 she worked as a research associate at
the Institute of Agricultural Development Theory and Policy in the Tropics and Subtropics. During her graduate and postgraduate
studies, she has gained substantial working experience in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Since June 2001 she is working
for the development organisation «Brot für die Welt».