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.

 

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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International DAAD Alumni Seminar – “Applied Engineering for Smart Integration of Renewable Energy in Value Chains in Developing Countries”

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 – “Applied Engineering for Smart Integration of Renewable Energy in Value Chains in Developing Countries”

24–31 March 2019 in Witzenhausen, Germany

followed by a visit to the world's leading trade fair for the industry Hannover Messe 2019,
1–6 April 2019 in Hanover, Germany

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Module announcement: A08 Social ecology in livestock production systems

A08 Social ecology in livestock production systems

Block module (6 ECTS credits), Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA)
Summer semester 2018: 24.09.2018 – 12.10.2018 (Mo – Fr 13:30 pm – 17:00 pm)

Prof. Dr. B. Kaufmann
German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL)

Registration latest until 31.08.2018. Module venue will be seminar room S1, Steinstr. 19, Witzenhausen.

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