The “aftershock” from recent crises have rippled across the globe, with tangible effects seen not just in soaring food prices and protests spanning Africa, Latin America, and Europe, but also in exacerbating trends of forced displacement and escalating food crises worldwide. At the helm of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Johan Swinnen draws attention to the critical strategies needed to transform our existing food systems, to make them more resilient and sustainable.
Summary of the first keynote speeches of Tropentag 2023, hosted by Professor Johan Swinnen, Jody Harris, and Dr. Catherine Nakalembe
The final plenary session of the Tropentag Conference 2022 would take place in the Aula Ceremony Hall of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). Three keynote speeches were prepared to conclude this 3-day event, focused on answering the question: can agroecological farming feed the world?
After some technical issues, Maja Clausen from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany (BMEL) introduced us to the work of the BMEL and told us about their long term cooperation with FAO
For Harold Roy-Macauley, it is his first time in Czech Republic and he already noticed that Prague is a city of romance. He appreciates that the organizing committee chose Africa Rice as the center feature
The mood in the lecture hall B1 was a little solemn as Professor Folkard Asch handed over the mic to Dr. Chagunda for his welcome speech, officially marking the beginning of proceedings. We didn’t know
It is my personal highlight of the Tropentag 2020 – 90 minutes, three keynotes and a lot of thrilling input! Where to start. Okay, with the first one – Petra Schmitter, a Senior Researcher at
So the main conference started successfully this afternoon. Before, even from hundreds of km away, I felt a certain Nervousness: will everything work?! Well, yes! It started with the nice tradition (for regular visitors to