Von Yi Yap – University of Copenhagen

Von Yi Yap


Contact: vonyiyap@plen.ku.dk

Country of birth: Malaysia

Official title: AGRIS MUNDUS MSc Sustainable Development in Agriculture

Ongoing project within AgTraIn: 2013 – 2016: The Potential and Constraints of Adopting Legumes in Maize-Based Cropping Systems within Small-Scale Farming Systems of Northern Thailand

Previous institutions: MSc degree, 1st Year: University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2nd Year: Montpellier SupAgro, France

AgTraIn institutions: University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Montpellier SupAgro, France

Scientific interest: Sustainable agriculture in developing countries, interdisciplinary land
use and resource management, agrarian system diagnosis

Spoken Language: Malay, English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, French 

Future plans/desired employment: To contribute intellectually or to serve as an analyst or a consultant within the agricultural or rural development sector

Hobbies: Reading novels, playing organ, travelling, jogging


  • Awarded Erasmus Mundus (Agris Mundus) Scholarship in 2011
  • Awarded Monash University Entrance Scholarship in 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Dean’s List Fellowship Award 2010 for academic achievement in 2009
  • Dean’s List Fellowship Award 2009 for academic achievement in 2008
  • Shanghai International Studies University Scholarship in 2009
  • Highest Academic Performance for Crop Science in 2009
  • Highest Academic Performance for Cellular Metabolism in 2009