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Presentation of the research concepts of overseas projects 2018

On 23rd and 24th of July the teams of this year's SLE overseas projects present their research concepts. The three month projects will take place in Zambia, Cameroon and Togo/Zambia.

Further information about the projects and the presentation you can find here and in the invitation.

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SLE study results presented at 4th International Cassava Conference in Cotonou, Benin

Last week the 4th International Cassava Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership of the 21st century (GCP21) took place in Cotonou, Benin. Supported by the SLE Freunde und Förderverein e.V., former SLE participant Peggy Günther, presented parts of the results from the overseas project on cassava value chains in Malawi.

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Understanding the complexity of managing protected areas in Sub-Sahara Africa

SLE invites you to join the seminar “Understanding the complexity of managing protected areas in Sub-Sahara Africa” on June 26, 2018, 16:30 until 19:00h at Robert-Koch-Platz 4.



New Paper: Farmers' Perspective on Climate Change

Understanding farmers’ perceptions of how the climate is changing is vital to anticipating its impacts. Farmers are known to take appropriate steps to adapt only when they perceive change to be taking place. This study aims to analyse how African indigenous vegetable (AIV) farmers perceive climate change in three different agro-climatic zones (ACZs) in Kenya, identify the main differences in historical seasonal and annual rainfall and temperature trends between the zones, discuss differences in farmers’ perceptions and historical trends and analyse the impact of these perceived changes and trends on yields, weeds, pests and disease infestation of AIVs.

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Ten Year Anniversary of the master program “Rural Sociology and Development Management” in Maputo

The amphitheatre of Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo was crowded: Students, professors, alumni and international cooperation partners, staffers of institutions and politicians all came to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the master program “Rural Sociology and Development Management”at UEM.

Online Application for SLE Studies 2019 is possible as of now!

From 1st of June until 31st of July 2018 you can apply online for the postgraduate studies International cooperation for sustainable development at the SLE for 2019.

Further information about the admission procedure you can find here.

Annual Report 2017 released

The Annual Report 2017 of the SLE released and is available for download. The focus of this years issue is on the university cooperation in Colombia. The report on the SLE Overseas Project on the value chain of cassava in Malawi and the results of the SLE-Project on the profession International Cooperation are further subjects of this years report. SLE wishes you a lot of fun reading!
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Enrolment for our 2018 SLE TRAINING courses

Apply now to join our training courses in Management of Development Projects, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Natural Resource and Agricultural Sector, Disaster Risk Management, Training of Trainers, Rural Transformation, and Conflict Management & Conflict Transformation.

Click the link to enrol:

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Impulse or Archive – About the actual role of SLE Overseas Projects

Useful, practical, far-reaching: SLE Overseas Projects make a difference. Cooperation Partners and SLE Students appreciate the annual Studies. That is the result of a new effect analysis of comit.:

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Study on Cassava in Malawi now available

A new “yellow series” study from our research in Malawi on cassava value chains is now available online. The study deals with agricultural innovations in cassava value chains in Malawi and was carried out in cooperation with IITA and GIZ in Lilongwe, Malawi and GIZ BEAF in Bonn, Germany. The interdisciplinary research team suggests that generally cassava is a suitable crop for smallholders in the 21st century, but it is not a silver bullet either.

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