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Wolfram Spreer

Production Horticulturist, CIM integrated expert

South Asia/Central Asia

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PhD in Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim

Research interests

Water saving irrigation and fertigation of tropical fruit and vegetables, protected cultivation in tropical countries, drought stress monitoring


Wolfram Spreer (Germany) joined the World Vegetable Center in February 2018 to work on issues related to intensification of horticultural production in India. His appointment was arranged and co-funded with CIM – the Centre for International Migration and Development of Germany, under the Integrated Experts Program. Wolfram obtained his PhD in Agricultural Engineering in the collaborative research project “Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia (SFB 564)”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). As a part of his PhD he conducted research on partial root zone drying in tropical fruit species. From 2012 to 2017 he worked as a researcher at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, on different projects related to improved fertigation of mango in cooperation with the University of Tokyo, Japan, and on protected cultivation of tomatoes in cooperation with the Federal Research Center in Juelich, Germany and the University of Geisenheim, Germany. As a consultant he assisted with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) project on “Adapting agricultural value chains to climate change in Shan State, Myanmar”.