Journal Papers (peer reviewed)

  • Richardson-Ngwenya, P., Fernandez, R., Restrepo, M. J., and Kaufmann, B. A. (2019)
    Experience with participatory video proposals: assisting community organisations with innovation project planning
    Development in Practice, ,

  • Richardson-Ngwenya, P., Restrepo, M., Fernandez, R., and Kaufmann, B. (2019)
    Participatory video proposals: A tool for empowering farmer groups in rural innovation processes?
    Journal of Rural Studies, 68, (in press, corrected proof)

  • Restrepo, M. J., Lelea, M. A., and Kaufmann, B. A. (2018)
    Evaluating knowledge integration and co-production in a 2-year collaborative learning process with smallholder dairy farmer groups
    Sustainability Science, 13(5), 1265–1286,

  • Tröger, K., Lelea, M. A., Hensel, O., and Kaufmann, B. (2018)
    Embracing the Complexity: Surfacing Problem Situations with Multiple Actors of the Pineapple Value Chain in Uganda
    Systemic Practice and Action Research, 31(5), 557–580,

  • Frank, M., Easdale, M. H., and Kaufmann, B. (2018)
    Assessing a demonstration farm approach for technological innovations in pastoral livestock production systems of Northern Patagonia: Participants' perceptions of stakeholder roles and innovations
    Experimental Agriculture, 54(5), 774–793,

  • Restrepo, M. J., Lelea, M. A., and Kaufmann, B. (2016)
    Second-Order Cybernetic Analysis to Re-construct Farmers’ Rationale When Regulating Milk Production
    Systemic Practice and Action Research, 29(5), 449–468,

  • Restrepo, M. J., Lelea, M. A., Christinck, A., Hülsebusch, C. and Kaufmann B. A. (2014)
    Collaborative learning for fostering change in complex social-ecological systems: a transdisciplinary perspective on food and farming systems
    Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 10(3), 39–59,

  • Kaufmann, B. A. (2011)
    Second-order cybernetics as a tool to understand why pastoralists do what they do
    Agricultural Systems, 104(9), 655–665,

Book Contributions (peer reviewed)

  • Christinck, A. and Kaufmann, B. (2018)
    Facilitating change – methodologies for collaborative learning with stakeholders
    In: Padmanabhan, M. (ed.), Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability: Collaboration, Innovation and Transformation, pp. 171–190, Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society, Routledge, Abingdon/New York,

  • Kaufmann, B. and Hülsebusch, C. (2015)
    Employing Cybernetics in Social Ecological Systems Research. Transforming Experience of Land Users into Information for Scientists
    In: Jeschke, S., Schmitt, R., and Dröge, A. (eds.), Exploring Cybernetics – Kybernetik im interdisziplinären Diskurs, pp. 167–184, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden,

  • Kaufmann, B., Arpke, H., and Christinck, A. (2013)
    From assessing knowledge to joint learning
    In: Christinck, A. and Padmanabhan, M. (eds.), Cultivate Diversity! A handbook on transdisciplinary approaches to agrobiodiversity research, pp. 115–141, Margraf Publishers, Scientific Books, Weikersheim, Germany

  • Kaufmann, B. (2005)
    Precision livestock farming in developing countries: creating order where uncertainty prevails
    In: Cox, S. (ed.), Precision Livestock Farming ’05, pp. 327–336, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands,


  • Kaufmann, B. (2007). Kaufmann, B. 2007. Cybernetic analysis of socio-biological systems – the case of livestock management in resource-poor environments, Series: Kommunikation und Beratung. Sozialwissenschaftliche Schriften zur Landnutzung und ländlichen Entwicklung, Vol. 81, Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim, Germany

Conference Contributions and invited speeches

  • Albrecht, J., Lelea, M. A., and Kaufmann, B. (2016). Trust as Integral to Multi-stakeholder Processes for Dairy Value Chain Improvement. Tropentag 2016, BOKU, Vienna, Austria, 18–21 September 2016 (Poster presentation)

  • Bitzan, K., Tröger, K., Lelea, M. A., Kagoro-Rugunda, G., and Kaufmann, B. (2016). Going beyond “Add women and stir” in inclusive innovation processes: Facilitating participatory activities with pineapple chain actors in Uganda. Social and technological transformation of farming systems: Diverging and converging pathways, 12th European International Farming Systems Association (IFSA) Meeting, Harper Adams University, Newport, UK, 12–15 July 2016,