Tropentag 2023:

Competing pathways for equitable food systems transformation:
trade-offs and synergies

September 20 - 22, 2023
organised by
The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
in cooperation with
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Meet and Greet

Discussion rounds of junior scientists with keynote speakers

Tropentag 2023 offers a new format that brings junior scientists into contact with our keynote speakers.
After a short warm-up, each keynote speaker will give a brief personal inside into her/his work and a chosen topic and interact with the group in a moderated discussion.

When? -- Wednesday, September 20th, 19:30 - 20:30h

For whom? -- young scientists who are registered as student or PhD candidate for Tropentag 2023 conference

Number of participants? -- Max 25 per speaker on a first-come, first-serve basis

How to register? -- In case of interest, please send an email to and mention your first and second choice discussion round (name of speaker) as well as your name and Tropentag ID

Johan Swinnen
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CGIAR, USA
Focus topic: Achieving resilient food systems | SR 1.201
Johan Swinnen
Jody Harris
World Vegetable Centre (Thailand)
Focus topic: Food system transformation through the lenses of nutrition and equity | SR 1.205
Jody Harris
Bridget Mugambe
Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Uganda
Focus topic: Rethinking agricultural strategies for Africa | SR 1.501
Bridget Mugambe
Lenis Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
Michigan State University (USA)
Focus topic: Transforming food markets in sub-Saharan Africa | SR 1.504
Lenis Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
Catherine Nakalembe
University of Maryland (USA)
Focus topic: interplay of agric., land use, climate change, and food security | SR 1.505
Catherine Nakalembe
Ian Scoones
University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies (UK)
Focus topic: Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins | SR 1.506
Ian Scoones

For full profile of our speakers see here.