crop management

Spreading the Enthusiasm for Excellence in Research

“‘The intrinsic motivation of the researcher’ – that is what unites us,” asserted Dr. Christoph Sänger, quoting Goethe, at the Hans H. Ruthenberg-Graduate and the Josef G. Knoll European Science Award Ceremony on Friday. Sänger, who investigated small farmer dairy markets in Vietnam, was one of six young researchers who were lauded for the excellence, relevance, and social and scientific contribution of their Masters or Ph.D. theses.
Tropentag_2014_Day1_jpg025 Eva-Marie Meemken Receives a Hans H. Ruthenberg-Graduate-Award 2014 at Tropentag

Patrick van Damme's guest speech and interview: The multiple faces of agroecology

“Agroecology is a science discipline; it is also an agricultural practice and is even a social movement, with believers and non-believers”.
Session: Plant & Soil (1a)

When will we Discuss “Bridging Gaps” between Research and Practice? Reflections from the Conference Introductions

“Are we going to talk about nationality or internationality?” asked Michal Lošťák, Vice-Rector of CULS, as he welcomed the crowded assembly to Tropentag yesterday. Taking the conference theme of ‘gaps’ to be ‘bridged,’ he focused on gaps between perspectives from different cultures. “A scientific community operates across borders,” he continued, “[it is] interesting to hear how African students agree or disagree with European students.” While I agree that points of conflict are intellectually illuminating, for me something was missing in all the introductory speeches at the Plenary session yesterday. (Continue...)
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