Christine Wieck is professor for agricultural and food policy at the University of Hohenheim. Her research, teaching and outreach centers on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of agricultural and food policies in a globalized world with a special focus on the sustainable transformation (greening) of the EU food system and EU-Africa relationships on agri-food matters. Prior to returning to academia, she worked in the years 2015-2018 for the German Development Agency (GIZ) as an agricultural trade policy advisor. She started her agricultural career with a vocational training as a farmer and worked for several years on organic dairy farms in the West of Germany.
In 2020, she was appointed a member of the scientific advisory board of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. From April 2018 to March 2019 she was appointed to the Task Force “Rural Africa”, an independent advisory body of nine experts to provide expertise, advice and recommendations to the EU commission on how to advance the EU-Africa relationships in agri-food matters and the coherence of EU agricultural, trade, environment, rural and development policies. She is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the German-African Business Organisation.