Tropentag is the largest interdisciplinary annual conference in Europe on development oriented research in the fields of sub-/tropical agriculture, food security, natural re- source management and rural development. This years theme of the conference is: Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future

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15 Sep - 17 Sep 2021
University of Hohenheim
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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).

Due to the current Corona pandemic Tropentag 2021 will be organised as a virtual conference by University of Hohenheim, Germany. However, dependent of the pandemic development, the organisers will try to have livestream presentations, coming from lecture halls at our main partner universities (with a limited personal attendance of participants active at these sites). Further, parallel sessions will be organised in form of webinars or similar and pre-recorded oral poster presentations in guided online poster sessions. Anyway, the organisers will ensure that TT20 attendees will have the possibility to interact with the presenters and chair-persons. 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 strongly invited to participate and to contribute.

Target of the conference

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.

The Tropentag 2021 conference theme

Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future

A special session will address the actualised conference topic “Food and nutrition security and its resilience to global crises”. For this – plenary – session we will invite keynote speakers. More information will be posted soon.

Fiat Panis award plenary on-line session

On the occasion of this conference a special 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 panisfoundation, Ulm.

Oral and poster presentations

The oral presentations of the Tropentag 2021 will be organised in four sessions of probably five parallel thematic groups. Posters will be presented in parallel guided poster sessions The exact time frame of these session will be communicated after selection of the submitted abstracts.

Conference fee

Even a “virtual” Tropentag conference requires some participant fees, to pay for software and the organisation of the sessions. At the moment we can’t specify the height of these fees but will inform you as soon as possible.

Local organising committee of the Tropentag 2021 conference

Organisation lead:

  • Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch
    Chairman ATSAF e.V.

Tropentag secretariat:

  • dr. ir. Eric Tielkes
    DITSL Witzenhausen, Germany