Day 2 – Tropentag 2023

Day 2 - Tropentag 2023

Bridging Ecology and Economy: Dialogue on Payments for Ecosystem Services by BMZ, GIZ, and CGIAR

The BMZ-GIZ-CGIAR session initiates a discussion on the potential of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes to enhance the economic well-being of smallholders while simultaneously promoting the desired environmental outcomes. Speakers share valuable insights from various PES implementations across Africa, Latin America, and Asia, shedding light on the potential trajectory of future PES schemes.

Day 2 - Tropentag 2023

Fostering Sustainable Development Through Research Collaboration: BMBF/DLR Session

Through a series of engaging presentations and a thought-provoking panel discussion, researchers from various institutions showcase results of collaborative projects centered around sustainable development. These initiatives are supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Project Management Agency (DLR-PT), in line with BMBF’s mission to foster stronger ties with non-EU Eastern European, South Caucasus, and Central Asian nations.

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Bugs on the Rice: Eavesdropping on Insects Using Science

We often communicate in our own ways – humans say “hello,” cats meow, and dogs bark. But have you ever wondered how insects “talk”? At the University of Kassel, a PhD student working with CGIAR’s IRRI explores this intriguing question using science. What’s even more intriguing is that they used high-tech methods to eavesdrop on insects! While we don’t know if the insects granted their consent for this technological eavesdropping, we’re certainly curious about what these tiny rice storage insects have to say.

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