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SLE Post-graduate studies program enters it's 56th year

Today, teaching starts again at SLE. 20 new participants are going to be educated and trained over the next weeks and months, before leaving for their 3 month research projects in the end of June.

The entire SLE team welcomes the new participants and wishes them a successful and exciting year!

A new article about our Overseas Project in Ethiopia has been published in the Journal Rural 21

The article "Beekeeping in Ethiopia’s wheatbelt – a way towards sustainable agro-ecosystems" is available on the homepage of Rural 21.
Click here for the whole publication.









 

 

 

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Livelihood and climate trade offsN2O fluxes were collected between 10 am and 1 pm throughout the experimental period using vented static chambers.
© Sarah Mayr

New Article: Livelihood and climate trade-offs in Kenyan peri-urban vegetable production 

Agriculture is the largest source of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), which is emitted through the excessive use of synthetic fertilizers and animal manure. The important question hereby is how to sustainably intensify agricultural production with benefits for all, farmers, consumers and the environment.

A new article about Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience Building at the Social Margins in the Mata Atlântica has been published.

In the „International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Special Issue: Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience Building at the Social Margins” the article „Disaster Perception and Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in the Mata Atlântica in Brazil” was published. It looks into the question of differences among the income groups with regards to risk perception.

New Article about Climate Smart Agriculture – Csa in the journal DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION

Climate change and its impacts are a major challenge to agriculture worldwide. Climate-smart agriculture (Csa) was developed in response. Csa is now being promoted as a cultivation method among particularly vulnerable smallholder farmers in western Kenya. A team from the Centre for rural Development (sle Berlin) has researched what conditions must be in place for implementation to be successful.

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Participants of the workshop am World Vegetable Center in Arusha.
©Sönke Marahrens, Julia Legelli

News from Kenya/Tanzania: SLE participants visit World Vegetable Center in Arusha, Tanzania

The SLE participants conducting the overseas project "Circular knowledge exchange for food and nutrition security - establishing sustainable mechanisms for knowledge exchange and dissemination for African indigenous vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania" visited the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) facilities in Arusha.

The motivations of the farmer researchers to conduct experiments on soil fertility, is enquired through a game involving a ranking with corn grains.

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In the village Batu Sura‘ a meeting takes place in the community house..

 

Climate Resilient Agriculture Investigation and Innovation Project (CRAIIP)

SLE supports a solution oriented research cooperation project in Indonesia, funded by Brot für die Welt and titled “Climate resilient agriculture investigation and innovation project” (CRAIIP)
Local partners are a community organising program of the church of Toraja, Kondoran, the Indonesian farmer organisation for integrated farming, IPPHTI, and the Uuniversities in Makassar, UNHAS,and Bandung, UNPAD.