Can agroecological farming feed the world?
September 9 - 11, 2020,
The annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development (TROPENTAG) is jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, ZALF e.V., Ghent University (Belgium), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria) and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).
Tropentag 2020 will be organised by the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic. The conference venue will be in Prague. All students, Ph.D. students, scientists, extension workers, decision makers, politicians and practical farmers, interested and engaged in agricultural research and rural development in transition and developing countries are invited to participate and to contribute.
The Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide.
Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and Academia's view
If current global trends continue, sustained popula-tion growth and demands for richer and better-quality diets will require us to roughly double current crop production. However, current production practices threaten our planet through loss of habitat, wildlife extinction and modification of water cycling, just to name a few. Agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming, the thirstiest user of water supplies and the major polluter of groundwater.
On the occasion of this conference a special plenary session will be devoted to the presentation of the "Hans H. Ruthenberg-Graduate-Award" and the " Josef G. Knoll European Science Award 2020" by the fiat panis foundation, Ulm.
The oral presentations of the Tropentag 2020 are organised in four sessions of probably five parallel thematic groups. Posters will be presented in parallel guided poster sessions on Thursday September 10 between 08:30 and 10:00 h, and between 17:30 and 18:45 h, as well as on Friday September 11 between 09:30 and 11:00 h.
Organise your own Workshop
We offer you the opportunity to organise your own workshop, specifically adapted to your target audience. The idea is that you either network targeting a specific topic or you offer capacity building, tasks forces for projects and follow your own initiative. The only condition is that your topic should be related to tropical agriculture in a wider sense. The workshops are taking place on Tuesday September 8, 2020 from 13:00 to 17:00 h, Wednesday September 9, from 09:00 to 12:00 h. or on Friday September 11 from 14:00 to 18:00 h.
If you are interested you need to apply and describe the objective and topic of the workshop using the following template. Fill in the template and send it not later than 1st of May to infotropentag.de.
You will receive feedback of your application not later than 1st of June and in case of approval details such as room allocation, further logistics and potential services beyond the given ones will then be individually discussed with the Tropentag management.
The overall workshop plan with contact addresses will be made available on our website.
Registered participants of the conference can use Eduroam or will be provided with WLAN-access to the internet.
The fee includes the book-of-abstracts, a conference bag,
and refreshments during the conference breaks. The fee does not include accommodation, lunches, or the conference diner.