Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, September 23, 2013

Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum.

17 - 19 September, 2013. Stuttgart-Hohenheim. Tropentag 2013. International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development. Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum.

The annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (TROPENTAG) was jointly organised by the universities of Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), as well as by the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).
The conference brought together agricultural scientists from around the world, who engage in tropical

Megacities in developing countries are growing rapidly. To satisfy their needs for food and energy in a sustainable way, also the rural areas must change radically in the coming decades. Experts and media representatives with the Federal Minister Dirk Niebel discussed:
  • How can developing countries take the challenge of urbanization as an opportunity
  • And how can the German development policy give more focused support than in the past? 
Relevant thematic groups for PAEPARD:
Farmers challenges: Adoption and innovation in the process of empowerment

Value chains
Value chains and market integration within the rural-urban continuum
Value chains and market integration within the rural-urban continuum II
Institutional arrangements for value chain development and rural change
Extensive livestock systems
Extensive livestock systems II
Intensive livestock systems and services

Interview with Mr. Rene van Veenhuizen, RUAF Foundation. The RUAF Foundation is an international network of seven regional resource centres and one global resource centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security. RUAF is providing training, technical support and policy advice to local and national governments, producer organizations, NGO's and other local stakeholders. See also related PAEPARD blog post

Published on 18 Sep 2013
Mr. Rene van Veenhuizen, Senior Program Officer at the International Network of Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security gives examples of outstanding projects of urban agriculture

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