Martin Baumgart

Trainer/Coach for Western Africa


English, French, German

Specific expertise in Contract Farming
  • Trained trainer/coach in the GIZ methodology for promoting inclusive CF (2014 and 2019)
  • Project management including CF promotion activities and establishment of a network of coaches among others for CF (GIZ Burkina Faso, ongoing)
  • Co-author stocktaking report GIZ CF methodology (GIZ, 2018)
  • Preparation and realisation of two CF study tours in Germany for public and private stakeholders (GIZ Tunisia, 2017)
  • Development of a CF training (GIZ Benin, 2012 and 2014)
Current position
  • Intermittent team leader “Climate Change Adaptation” at the Agriculture Development Program (GIZ-PDA) in Burkina Faso
  • Freelance Consultant and managing director of the “ag-knowledge-Consultants” in Bonn
  • Farm manager of the demonstration farm for organic farming Gut Ostler in Bonn
Professional background

25 years of professional experience, including:

  • At the interface of agribusiness management and good agricultural production
  • Specialist partner on the qualification of actors in added value chains within the framework of the promotion of agricultural economies
  • Trainer at GIZ Academy for International Cooperation to integrate climate change adaptation in project practice


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Programmes facilitating GIZ Contract Farming methodology


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