2017 DAAD Alumni-Seminar

International DAAD-Alumni-Seminar

“Smart and Adapted Technologies in Agriculture for Productive and Sustainable Land Use Systems in Developing Countries” November 6th – 18th, 2017 

Agricultural mechanization is the key issue for securing food production for an increasing world population and also contributes to energy supply from renewable resources. In addition, agricultural engineering plays a vital role in the creation of sustainable and productive value chains that offer income opportunities for people in developing countries and enable the sustainable use of resources, particularly soil, energy and water. The challenge for professionals involved in research and development is to design and create locally adapted technological solutions for the specific requirements of the people. Therefore the University of Kassel and the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) have developed a training program in the framework of the International DAAD-Alumni special project “Agricultural Technology and Engineering in Developing Countries”. The program was held in Witzenhausen, Germany by the Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics of the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel (Prof. Dr. Oliver Hensel) and DITSL Witzenhausen with financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).