2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Mr. Matthias Niggel

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Environment and Rural Development (EnRD) Program


Matthias Niggel graduated with a business degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He has extensive experience in agricultural projects in the Philippines. He headed for several years the Strategic Corporate-Community Partnership for Local Development Program (SCOPE), a joined initiative of GIZ and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), linking Philippine-based companies and local producers. Thereafter he worked in the private sector to establish an agricultural distribution company. Matthias Niggel re-joined GIZ in 2012, coordinating, among others, GIZ Philippines’ corporate partnership program. Since May 2014, Matthias Niggel is Chief Advisor of the Environment and Rural Development (EnRD) program and implements the EnRD component on ‘Support to Rehabilitation of Yolanda-affected Areas’ on behalf of the German Government.


Session 3D: Identifying Agricultural Safeguard Areas—A Practical Example of a Climate Change Adaption Measure




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About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

Contact Us

For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131