Enrique Fernández Flores

Responsibilities at the SLE
Research Associate at SLE ADVISORY SERVICE

SLE ADVISORY SERVICES: Contact for the GIZ-Mozambique project in collaboration with the Organisation “Young Africa Agri-Tech” in the Sofala region to develop a framework for identifying and implementing sustainable innovations in agriculture. Improve vocational trainings and the use of didactic tools and digital methods;
Coordination of a sustainable strategy for future partnerships with universities from our projects “Investigación para la Acción y la toma de Decisiones” (IAD) in Colombia, Peru and Mexico, and “Universidade encontra economia para sustentabilidade” (UNEES) in Mozambique and Brazil.


Career profile

Expert for multistakholder-projects in rural development. Regional focus on Andean and Lusophone Countries. Graduate of the 55th Postgraduate Programme at SLE. Experience as a researcher, junior manager, advisor and lecturer in diverse local and international organizations.

Thematic Focus: Sustainable innovation; food and nutrition security; agro-environmental policy and trade; bioeconomy and inclusive business models; workshop design; participatory, problem-solving and practice-oriented training; systemic and design thinking

Short Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021

Research Associate at Centre for Rural Development (SLE): Sustainability-oriented Innovation and Capacity Development with Young Africa Agri-Tech. In partnership with GIZ (Mozambique)


Evaluation Manager at Centre for Rural Development (SLE): Assessment of Young Africa Agri-Tech and collaborative framework development. In partnership with GIZ (Mozambique)

2019 - 2021

Project Coordinator at Centre for Rural Development (SLE): Universidade Encontra Economia para Sustentabilidade (UNEES) https://unees.net/ (Mozambique and Brazil)


Expert and Content Creator at ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker (ECO) „Awareness programme for a sustainable value chain of the Brazil nut“ (Brazil)


Consultant and Team Leader „Horticulture and Food Security in Maputo“. Part of UFISAMO Project at Centre for Rural Development (SLE) (Mozambique)


Graduate Programme, Centre for Rural Development (SLE)
Title of the study project commissioned by the BMEL within UFISAMO Project: Perspectives of Urban Agriculture in Maputo and Cape Town (Mozambique and South Africa)


Independent Researcher at United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Agriculture under climate change conditions - Evaluation of land management and Carbon Neutral Programs (Chile)


Project Management Intern at Inter-American Development Bank. Leadership and organization development. Coordination of management activities in a multi-country level (United States of America)

2012 - 2014

Student Research Assistant at German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin). WISIND Project on construction of security indicators in Germany and INSURANCE Project on household behavior analysis in the Philippines (Germany)

2011 - 2014

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Thesis: “Intra-Industry Ethanol Trade between Brazil and the U.S (Germany)

2009 - 2010

2nd Specialization: Agriculture Business Management, La Molina Agrarian University (Peru)

2003 - 2008

B.Sc. in Biology, Specialization: Biotechnology, La Molina Agrarian University (Peru)

Selected Publications
  • Fernández, E. (2021) Coping strategies in rural education. A systemic approach using Human-Centered Design methods for the creation of tailor-made strategies in rural Mozambique (forthcoming).
  • „Como a castanha pode ajudar a salvar a Amazônia“ (2020) „How a Brazil nut can help save the amazon rainforest“. Animated Video-Documental. Eco Consulting Group and EMBRAPA Brasil. Published at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXZHB5h9wxE&t=23s and www.outoftheboxsdm.com
  • Fernández, E. (2019) Backyard Horticulture in Maputo - Empirical Findings. UFISAMO Research Project. Center for Rural Development (SLE). Berlin, Germany.
  • Halder, S.; Agüero, J.; Dolle, P.; Fernández, E.; Schmidt, C. and Yang, M. (2018) Perspectives of Urban Agriculture in Maputo and Cape Town: Dialogue, networks and future scenarios. Center for Rural Development. SLE Publication Series-S275. Berlin, Germany
  • Fernández, E. (2015) Bioeconomy and Innovation: Sustainable added value in the agricultural sector for enriching productive quality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Santiago de Chile, Chile.
  • Fernández, E. (2014) Intra-Industry Ethanol Trade between Brazil and the U.S.- a related factors analysis" Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture. November 2014. HU Berlin. Berlin, Germany.
  • Fernández, E.; Gandhi, M.; Jha, S.; Samdrup, T. (2013): Biofuel Supporting Policies in developing Countries: The Case of Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture. August 2013. HU Berlin-. Berlin, Germany.


Enrique Fernández Flores

Contact: enrique.fernandez.flores[at]agrar.hu-berlin.de
Phone: 030 2093- 46883