Yazdan Soltanpour – Københavns Universitet

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Yazdan Soltanpour


Contact: yazdan.soltanpour@gmail.com

Country of birth: Iran

Official title: International Master in Rural Development

Ongoing project within AgTraIn/project title: (2016-2019) Strategies for sustaining small-scale fisheries in Mediterranean Sea

Previous institutions: MSc: Agrocampus-Ouest (France) , Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and Universidad de Cordoba (Spain)

BSc: Sari University of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (Iran)

AgTraIn institutions: Universita degli studi di Catania (Italy) and Montpellier –SupAgro (France)

Scientific interest: Institutional Economics, Stakeholder Theory, Management of Natural Resources, Participatory Approach

Spoken Languages: Farsi (Persian), English, Spanish, French, Italian

Working experience:

2015-2016: Project Planning- UNDP- Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project

2015: Economic & social advisor / project facilitator - Izadkhast River Basin

2014: Project Facilitator – Veis Irrigation and Drainage Project

2013: Economic consultant and market analyst- Jaam consulting Company

2012: Rural Development Activities' Facilitator – Bisheh Jonubi Local Agricultural Service Center

2007 & 2011: Monitoring & Evaluation Especialist- Alborz Integrated Land & Water Management Project

Future plans/desired employment: consultant in projects dealing with rural development

Interests/hobbies: cycling, swimming, hiking

List of published papers in journals/conferences


  1. Sustainability assessment of rural tourism: case study Kordkola and Golmahaleh villages-Mazandaran Province, Mojaverian, M., Soltanpour Y., Ahmadi, E,. First National Conference on Tourism, Geography and Environment, Avicenna University- April 2015, Hamedan- Iran
  2. “Commodity Exchange and Institutional Changes: Case of Iranian Agricultural Commodity Exchange”.  Yazdan SOLTANPOUR, IAMO Forum, June 2010- Halle –Germany
  3. Soltanpour, Y., Mojaverian, M. (2007) “Effective factors on the beneficiaries’ satisfaction from Agricultural Products Insurance Fund”, Bime-o-Keshavarzi (Insurance & Agriculture), 5th year, 15 & 16th edition, 2008. (Peer-review publication)