Benjamin Gräub

Participatory big data for sustainable agriculture

Benjamin Gräub

Benjamin Gräub

Fellowship
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Period of the Fellowship
2016
Project
Participatory big data for sustainable agriculture
Project description

The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.

Short biography

Benjamin Gräub’s professional career has been marked by his quest for more sustainable agriculture. He first worked with the Swiss Biovision Foundation, advocating for sustainable agriculture on the international level (Rio+20). Then he honed his technical skills and gained field experience with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). As a Mercator Fellow, he will focus on how to include big data in innovative business models in order to contribute to sustainable agriculture. He studied international affairs & governance and international management in St.Gallen, Medellín and Barcelona.