the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, and Transdisciplinary and Social-ecological Landuse Research

DITSL is a centre of expertise for transdisciplinary research for development and transformation in social ecological land-use systems worldwide. It specialises in innovation in agriculture and livestock-based food and farming systems in highly heterogeneous and variable environments.

DITSL contributes to promoting food and income security, and sustainable value chain development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It employs an actor-oriented approach to integrate the perspectives, interests and capacities of different societal actors and to co-create contextual knowledge and options for actions to mitigate or solve complex problems.

DITSL does methodological, conceptual and applied research to foster innovation processes. This includes system analysis, knowledge management, knowledge integration and co-creation, gender analysis, multi-stakeholder processes, collaborative learning and action research.

DITSL generates decision support for society and policy and supports capacity building through academic, professional and extracurricular education and training programmes.

 

Announcement of 3 Master’s Thesis Topics

DITSL and the University of Kassel annonce MSc fieldwork funding on the on the 3 topics:

  1. » “Assessing the feasibility of organic certification of livestock kept by pastoralists in northern Kenya”
  2. » “Building capacity of women’s groups to process underutilized species in West Africa”
  3. » “Collaborative learning in the maize value chain in Kenya to reduce aflatoxin risk
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International DAAD Alumni Seminar – “Technical and social innovations for sustainable agri-value chain development and job creation in rural areas”

Call for Application

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On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the University of Kassel and the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) in Witzenhausen are organizing the

International DAAD Alumni Seminar – “Technical and social innovations for sustainable agri-value chain development and job creation in rural areas”

10–17 September 2019 in Witzenhausen, Germany

followed by a visit to the most important conference on tropical and subtropical agriculture and natural resource management “Tropentag 2019”,
18–21 September 2019 in Kassel, Germany

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Training Programme “Quality management and marketing for organically produced agricultural commodities 2019”

Training course – Certificate Education – 6 ECTS Credits

Annual: Forthcoming course in the academic winter term 2018/19:

Registration is open until 15 December 2018

Monday, 11.02.2019 (Introduction) and Thursday, 14.02. – Friday, 15.02.2019 (Excursion Biofach 2019)

Wednesday, 20.02.2019 – Tuesday, 05.03.2019 (Theory and Workshops)

» Preliminary program schedule (pdf)
» Registration form for students (pdf)
» General course information for students (pdf)

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