Sebastian Raphael Heinz


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Environmentally and socially beneficial? The role of sustainable intensification of agriculture to achieve food security and economic development

Short biography

During his fellowship year, Sebastian Heinz explores how approaches such as Climate-Smart Agriculture can decrease the ecological footprint of global food production, make the latter more resilient to climate change and improve the economic prospects of disadvantaged actors such as small-hold farmers. During his studies, Sebastian has worked for the international research program Future Earth in Paris, Allianz Climate Solutions and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Beijing. He holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Resource Management from TU Munich and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Konstanz. Taking a special interest in China, Sebastian completed semesters abroad and research in Nanjing and Hangzhou.