18 Sep

Agricultural and rural development events

Tropentag 2016

Vienna, Austria
Tropentag 2016 will take place at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU Vienna), Vienna, Austria, from September 18 - 21. This year's theme is 'Solidarity in a competing world - fair use of resources' and the call for papers addresses prospective procedures for solidarity and the fair use of increasingly scarce natural and non‐renewable resources around the world. Focus is given to the rising demand for food, fiber, feed and fuel to cover the needs of a growing world population and to innovative sustainable practices, e.g. organic farming, and new economies and policies. Therefore, we are interested into research and learning processes between the North and the South, the East and the West, and between women and men throughout multiple generations to cope with these challenges. The call for papers and preliminary conference information is now available at: http://www.tropentag.de The deadline for submission of your abstract(s) is April 15, 2016. There will be no extension of this submission deadline. The conference language is English and high quality abstracts of original research (250-350 words) are invited to be submitted using the online form at: http://submission.tropentag.de (available from March 1st onwards) Based on the quality of the submission, reviewers will decide upon the suitability of the contribution for presentation at the conference. Contributions of an interdisciplinary nature will be preferentially selected as oral presentation. We encourage specifically younger scientists to make submissions. Poster contributions will be grouped into thematic clusters and will be addressed in guided poster sessions. During the guided poster sessions, every poster presenter will introduce her/his topic (3 minutes talk). Notifications of acceptance will be sent on June 15, 2016. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings and on the Tropentag homepage. Contributions from authors not attending or presenting their submissions at the Tropentag will be deleted from the online version of the proceedings; so if you make submissions you are expected to attend the conference. Authors are also able to submit a four page version of their paper before October 30, 2016 for on-line publication. For more detailed information please see the call text at http://www.tropentag.de/conference/call_tt2016.pdf Organise your own workshop: The organizers offer the opportunity to organise your own workshop, specifically adapted to your target audience. The idea is that you either network targeting a specific topic or you offer capacity building, tasks forces for projects and follow your own initiative. The only condition is that your topic should be related to tropical agriculture in a wider sense. Please see the call text for further information or visit http://www.tropentag.de/conference/workshop.php On behalf of the local organising committee, Yours sincerely Bernhard Freyer, Michael Hauser, Günter Langergraber, Willi Loiskandl, Reinfried Mansberger, Anna Porcuna, Stefan Salhofer, Harald Vacik, Tamara Wendl, and Maria Wurzinger University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU Vienna), Vienna, Austria Conference secretariat: Dr. Eric Tielkes Steinstrasse 16 37213 Witzenhausen Germany Email: info@tropentag.de