In the world of sustainable agriculture, discussing “blockchain” and “farming” in the same breath might raise eyebrows, especially within the scientific community. Yet, in this workshop, we dared to venture into this intriguing territory and explored how blockchain and Web 3.0 could potentially revolutionize local initiatives within our food systems.
On the last day of Tropentag, one of the keynote speakers, Professorial Fellow, Ian Scoones, from the Institute of Development of the University of Sussex, talked about extensive livestock and pastoral systems from across the
During the BMEL session, an expert panel engaged in a discussion covering the numerous dimensions and research prerequisites of a rights-based approach toward equitable food systems. It also featured Project NaviNut, coordinated by DITSL (German
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.
What is better than chocolate ice cream? Or a hot chocolate on a cold, winter day? Or a box of Belgian chocolates? Or even a fudgy and decadent chocolate brownie?We can all agree that chocolate
Visitors who approach the student reporters by themself to suggest interesting content to report about are always highly appreciated – especially when it is as interesting as the projects of Agrecol, a working group that
Eduardo Duque Dussán, PhD student at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, presented his study on developing a new hybrid system to dry coffee beans. Colombia’s coffee production is the third highest in
As the Tropentag 2023 conference approached its climax, participants had the opportunity to browse posters and listen to several oral presentations from different scientists across the world. The projects unveiled a plethora of intriguing results
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