Tropentag 2021:

Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future

September 15 - 17, 2021,
organised by
University of Hohenheim, Germany

Contributions - Time frame



May 3, 2021

Submission of abstracts

June 21, 2021

Notification of acceptance

July 15, 2021

Reconfirmation of contribution by authors

July 25, 2021

Compulsory registration and payment of conference fee by all presenters

October 31, 2021

Submission of four page paper version


Submission of abstracts

The conference language is English. A panel of referees will decide upon the acceptance of the contributions based on the abstract. The decision for a contribution to be accepted as poster or as oral presentation is at the discretion of the panel of referees. A programme committee will allocate the accepted oral contributions into 24 interdisciplinary sessions. Contributions of an interdisciplinary nature will be preferentially selected as oral presentation.

For submission of your abstract, please use the online form, which is available at
Abstracts of original research should contain 250-350 words. Abstracts containing less than 250 or more than 350 words will be rejected by the online form, in this case, please add or remove text from your abstract.
Immediately after submission, an automated reply message is generated and sent to the email-address you specified. This message contains the WWW-addresses of both a Web-version and a Print-version of your document, created from the data submitted via the online-form. Please check these versions and report any errors to

If you encounter problems using the online form, you may send your contribution to the e-mail address, include your abstract in the mail body or attach it as plain ASCII-Text file. If your abstract contains special charcters and/or equations, which cannot be represented as plain text, you may attach a document file in an appropriate format (pdf, rtf, word-document, ...) to your mail.

Notification of acceptance

Prior to June 21, 2021, all persons who submitted a contribution will be informed about the decision of the Scientific Board concerning the acceptance of their contribution.

All accepted contributions will be compiled in the conference proceedings (book of abstracts). These proceedings will be distributed to all participants at the beginning of the conference. For all accepted contributions, a one-page abstract will be generated from the input submitted via the online form. All accepted contributions are also published on-line ( However, contributions that are not presented at the Tropentag will be deleted from the online version of the proceedings.

Submission of four page paper

All authors of accepted contributions are free to submit a four page paper version of their contribution before October 31, 2021.

These papers will be published online at the website of Tropentag ( In order to search the full text of all published papers, a search engine will be installed locally. Additionally the site will be promoted and submitted to major search engines.

The contribution must be ca. 4 pages; paper size is DIN A4 (21x29.7 cm), top margin is 2.5cm, bottom, left and right margins are 2.2 cm. All images, figures and tables must be inserted directly into the text. You have to use the file Template_TT.rtf as template for your contribution. Recommended layout and structure may also be seen from this four page version submitted for Tropentag 2015 in Berlin.

In order to facilitate the process of publishing your four page paper online, only Acrobat pdf files (portable document files, extension: .pdf) are accepted. If you encounter problems by converting your paper, you are also free to submit your contribution in .doc format as Email attachment to

Please submit your four-page-version prior to October 31, 2021, otherwise the paper will not be published on the internet. For the upload of the four page paper versions, please use our upload portal.

Guidelines for poster presentations

Guidelines for oral presentations