M.Sc. Charis Linda Braun 

Charis.Braun [at] tum.de
Phone +49 8161 71 2541
Room 4107.I.109

Charis Linda Braun is an external doctoral candidate at the Chair of Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping at the Technical University Munich since 2017. Ms. Braun has been active since 2012 at the unit of Policy and Markets in the Agro-Food Sector at the University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE) on several research projects related to agricultural diversification and local agri-food value chains. She is currently employed as a research assistant at HNEE.

Ms. Braun studied ‘Food Economics and Nutritional Sciences’ (BSc) at the University of Giessen and also holds a master’s degree in ‘Agricultural Management’ from HNEE in cooperation with the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Her doctoral research centers around cooperation within local organic vegetable supply chains. Charis Linda Braun’s work as a junior researcher is supported  by the German Ministry of Education and Research through its Professorinnenprogramm.

Research Interests

Cooperation in supply chains
SMEs in the organic food sector
Local agri-food supply chains

Scientific publications

Braun, C.L., Bitsch, V. & Häring, A.M. (2023). Creating spaces for change: Boundary work in emerging agri-food value chains. Journal of Cleaner Production 424, online. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.138821

Braun, C.L., Bitsch, V. & Häring, A.M. (2023). Developing agri-food value chains: Learning systems between exploration and exploitation. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 29 (4), 417-438. doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2022.2082499

Braun, C.L., Bitsch, V. & Häring, A.M. (2022). Behind the scenes of a learning agri-food value chain: lessons from action research. Agriculture and Human Values 39, 119-134. doi.org/10.1007/s10460-021-10229-7

Braun, C.L., Rombach, M., Häring, A.M. & Bitsch, V. (2018). A local gap in sustainable food procurement: Organic vegetables in Berlin’s school meals. Sustainability 10 (11), 4245. doi.org/10.3390/su10114245

Braun, C. L., Rombach, M., Bitsch, V. & Häring A.M. (2018). Structures and actors of the organic vegetable value chain for school catering: a case study of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2018, 133-142. doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2018.1810

Specht, J., Braun, C. L., & Häring, A. M. (2016). Weiterbildung für die Zukunft. Fit für die Soziale Landwirtschaft. Fachzeitschrift B&B-Agrar, 2 - 2016, 24-27.

Braun, C. L., Häring, A. M., & Specht, J. (2016). Soziale Landwirtschaft besser vermarkten. Dienstleistungsmarkteing. Zeitschrift Ökologie & Landbau, 178 - 2016. S. 49-50.

Specht, J., Braun, C. L., Wenz, K., &Häring, A. M. (2013). Lernen für die Entwicklung des ländlichen Raum: Welche Kompetenzen ermöglichen Resilienz?. In: Grenzen der Qualitätsstrategie im Agrarsektor, SGA; ÖGA. (Hrsg.), Tagungsband 2013 zur 41. Jahrestagung der Schweizer Gesellschaft für Agrarwirtschaft und Agrarsoziologie und 23. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomie. ETH Zürich, Zürich, 12.-14. September 2013, 147.

Further publications

Conference Presentations

Braun, C.L., Rombach, M., Bitsch, V. & Häring, A.M. (2019). Die regionale Lücke: Herausforderungen für Bio-Gemüse im Berliner Schulessen5. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau. 5-8. März 2019, Kassel.

Braun, C. L., Juister, E. (2019). Dialogworkshop: „Multitalente der Organisation: Was zeichnet innovative Wertschöpfungsketten-Manager*innen aus?“ 15. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau. 5-8. März 2019, Kassel.

Braun, C. L., Rieken, H., & Köhler, G. (2017) Dialogworkshop: „Ich glaub es hakt… in der Wertschöpfungskette! Wie koordinieren und gestalten wir das Miteinander, damit die Kette läuft?“ 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau. 7-10. März 2017, Freising-Weihnstephan.

Braun, C. L. (2017). Postervortrag: Soziale Innovationen in der Landwirtschaft: Was kennzeichnet Innovatoren? GEWISOLA Tagung, 17. bis 19. September 2014, Göttingen.

Specht, J., Braun, C. L., Häring, A. M., & Wenz, K. (2013). Lifelong learning to cope with change: the needs for competence among farmers in north-eastern Germany. In: Rural resilience and vulnerability. The rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis. XXVth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, 29 July - 1 August 2013, Florence / Italy, S. 79.80.