Tropentag 2024:

Explore opportunities... for managing natural resources and a better life for all

September 11 - 13, 2024
organised by
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria


Tropentag 2024 - preliminary programme

time zone UTC+2


Tuesday,
10.09.2024
Wednesday,
11.09.2024
Thursday,
12.09.2024
Friday,
13.09.2024


Time
UTC+2

preliminary programme

Tuesday, 10.09.2024

13:30-19:00 Pre-registration of participants - Aula Schwackhöfer Haus
timeslot: 14:00-18:00 Pre-conference workshops
18:00-20:00 Side event: Arts for Science (Kino) - info will follow

Wednesday, 11.09.2024

8:00 onwards Registration of participants - Aula Schwackhöfer Haus
timeslot 08:45-11:45 Pre-conference workshops
11:45-12:30 Lunch break - Mensa TÜWI, 3 Food Trucks
  Plenary - Welcome to Tropentag + streaming via the Internet - link will be made available via Whova.
12:30-13:00

Welcome addresses and opening

  • N.N., Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Austria
  • Eva Schulev Steindl, President of BOKU University, Austria
  • Andreas Melcher, BOKU University, Cluster for Development Research (CDR), Austria
  • Folkard Asch, ATSAF / University of Hohenheim, Germany
13:00-14:45

Keynote speeches and discussion

  • Dr. Anja Gassner, Managing Director, CIFOR Germany gGmbH; Director Europe

  • TBC
  • Dr. Lerato Thakholi, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands and University of the Western Cape, South Africa

14:45-16:00 Hans H. Ruthenberg Award for Graduates 2024
Herman Eiselen Science Award 2024
Dr. Andrea Fadani, Foundation fiat panis Ulm, Germany
16:00-16:45 Coffee and tea break
16:45-18:15 Parallel oral thematic sessions I
all sessions will be streamed via the whova platform
   
1a. Agroecology: Drivers of adoption, impact of practices and lessons learned
 
3a. Sustainable diets and nutrition for different target groups
 
5a. Climate smart agriculture adoption and CC adaptation strategies
 
7a. Gender and intersectional perspectives in the governance of natural resources
8a. Multiple crises: political, institutional and economic structures and challenges
10a. BMZ/GIZ Session
 
18:15-22:00
Apéro / Social gathering - ILWA SR 29 - Aula SCHWA 19:00-20:00 Meet & Greet: discussion rounds of junior scientists with keynote speakers 19:00-20:00 Meet & Greet: discussion rounds with exhibitors and 3rd parties 19:30-22:00 Mini film-festival 19:30 ATSAF e.V. members assembly in ILWA 26 (hybrid)

Thursday, 12.09.2024

08:30-09:15 Guided poster sessions P1 (parallel poster sessions plus online poster sessions)
The exact clustering of the abstracts per session will be published shortly
09:30-10:15 Guided poster sessions P2 (parallel poster sessions plus online poster sessions)
The exact clustering of the abstracts per session will be published shortly
10:15-10:45 Coffee and tea break
10:45-12:15 Parallel oral thematic sessions II
all sessions will be streamed via the whova platform
   
1b. Agroforestry for reconciling ecosystem functions, biodiversity and productivity
 
2a. Dairy production and pig production
 
3b. Food technology, food safety and consumer behaviour
 
5b. Field to landscape experiments: practies and technologies
 
8b. Multiple crises: natural resources, food and livelihoods in fragile settings
 
10c. ICRAF-CIFOR Session
 
12:15-13:45 Lunch break - BOKU Mensa und Food Trucks
13:45-15:15 Parallel oral thematic sessions III
all sessions will be streamed via the whova platform
   
1c. Soil and plant nutrition management
 
2b. Strategies for sustainable livestock systems
 
3c. Socio-economic development and the food environment
 
5c. CC modeling studies and scaling
 
6a. Non-timber forest products
 
9a. Social innovations for implementing the SDGs
10d. CropTrust session
15:15-15:45 Coffee and tea break
15:45-17:15 Parallel oral thematic sessions IV
all sessions will be streamed via the whova platform
   
1d. Pest, diseases and control options
 
2c. Rangeland, pastoralism, livestock, and GHG emissions
 
4a. Sustainable water and fisheries management
 
6b. Trees outside forests: agroforestry and urban trees
 
9b. Technological innovations for implementing the SDGs
 
10b. BMEL/BLE Session
 
17:30-18:10 Guided poster sessions P3 (parallel poster sessions plus online poster sessions)
18:20-19:00 Guided poster sessions P4 (parallel poster sessions plus online poster sessions)
19:30-23:00 Conference dinner

Friday, 13.09.2024

09:00-10:00 Guided poster sessions P5 (parallel poster sessions plus online poster sessions)
10:00-10:30 Coffee and tea break
  Plenary session
10:30-12:30Final input and discussion
12:30-12:40Photocompetition - best photo / best photo series
12:40-12:50Poster awards
12:50-13:00Conference review by the student reporters
13:00-13:15 Closing remarks and handing over to University of Bonn, Germany
End of Tropentag 2024 around 13:15
13:15-14:15 Lunch break - BOKU Mensa und Food Trucks
14:30-17:30 Post-conference workshops
14:15 Post-conference excursions - to be announced