751-5001-00L  Agroecologists without Borders

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersA. Hofmann, J. Dierks, R. Feola Conz, J. Six
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractIn this seminar students apply their knowledge on sustainable agriculture, tropical soils and land use to a case study related to a current research project from the Sustainable Agroecosystems group. The seminar offers interactions with researchers and extension specialists working in the context of agricultural development.
Objective(1) Students analyze one concrete example of an agricultural research project in a tropical agroecosystem.
(2) Students broaden their understanding of environmental and socio-economic challenges of smallholder farmers.
(3) Students articulate complexity and challenges in agricultural development interventions.
(4) Students develop their science communication skills by producing science communication materials in the context of the given case study.
(5) Students practice their project management skills and write a project management plan.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents signing up for this class should have a strong interest in tropical agriculture and science communication.