The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

TROPENTAG 2015

Tropentag 2015 was organized by the Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany on  16 – 18 September 2015 and the theme was:

“Management of land use systems for enhanced food security – conflicts, controversies and resolutions”.

AGRINATURA TRAVEL GRANT AND BEST POSTER AWARD 2015

Every year AGRINATURA supports students going to Tropentag conference. In 2015 eight students received the travel grant as high as 500 EUR.
At the same time, AGRINATURA granted the Best Poster Award of three best Tropentag posters with prize of 500 €, 300 € and 200 € respectively.

To be eligible, applicant for a travel grant must fulfil the following conditions:

  • must be a student of an AGRINATURA member institution (the list of member institutions is available here)
  • must be first author of the contribution
  •  must be personally present at the venue during the conference
  • must place the logo of AGRINATURA on the contribution (poster or presentation) and agree with publication on a website.

The Awardees of AGRINATURA Travel Grant 2015 are listed in the table below:

 Name
University
Country
Contribution
Norman Martín Casas
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Von Yi Yap
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Asikin Yoeu
SupAgro Montpellier
France
Carlo Antonio Giallombardo
Wageningen University
The Netherlands
Mara Lindtner
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Sjoukje Visser
Wageningen University
The Netherlands
Sebastian Fabian Zastruzny
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Katharina Schiller
Wageningen University
The Netherlands

 

The awardees of Best Poster Award (prize of 500, 300 and 200 € respectively) are:

1. Charles Ikenna Nwankwo: Optimisation of Seedball Technology for Pearl Millet Production in the Sahel

2. Ariani Wartenberg: Shade-tree diversification in cacao agroforests: a more sustainable model?

3. Suzanne Ziegler: Potential of Agronomic Management Options on Rice Production in Valley Swamps of Uganda.