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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.
This year 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. Tropentag 2016 offers a discussion platform for technical and economic potentials to feed a world faced with increasing population, climate hazards, and loss of soil and biodiversity. Looking beyond (bio-) economic and technical per-spectives, solutions are asked that seriously consider social and ethical standards. Along this vein, we en-courage the examination of ‘fair’ within practices that occur in farming and other forms of food procurement, and management of natural resources. Thus, we wish to identify new forms of societal contracts between multiple stakeholder levels, building solidarity among practitioners, scientists and policy advisors that allow us to cope with current and future challenges. Tropentag 2016 invites you to present and share a wide range of scientific solutions investigated in transdisciplinary settings in the agrofood value web.
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.