Agricultural systems in developing countries are currently undergoing drastic changes. System-immanent attributes such as visions, aspirations, cultural specifics and production factor availability shape the response of land users to growing external pressures such as climate change, market demands, land degradation, emerging diseases and policies. In addition to such social-ecological transitions, substantial bio-cultural shifts occur and are imposed by centrally-planned establishments of large-scale intensification corridors and protection zones, or are associated with infrastructure development and urbanisation processes. The wide array of resulting response pathways and land use or production strategies may include intensification, diversification, and specialisation, but can also lead to abandonment of land, migration and conflicts. What are the implications of such developments and change processes for food security, resource base quality, rural well-being, and in general for the future of agriculture? These questions and related topics will be addressed in plenary presentations and key note lectures in thematic sessions.
Tropentag 2017 will be organised by the University of Bonn, Germany. The conference venue will be in Bonn. 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.
Find out more about the conference at the official Tropentag website!
Do you have difficulties getting to Bonn? Apply for one of eight travel grants by Agrinatura at their website!