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Apply for the October SLE-Training: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Planning Process

As climate change continues, it will likely lead to more frequent and severe natural hazards. Disaster Risk Management has become a key element of relief, rehabilitation, and climate change adaptation programs. Join our short-term training course “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Planning Process” (9-18 October 2019), there are still places available!


Publication of the case study 'Preparing and Accessing Decent Work Amongst Rural Youth in Cambodia"

The handbook "Preparing and Accessing Decent Work Amongst Rural Youth in Cambodia" was developed in 2017 by SLE participants Lisa Kirtz, Manuel Marx, Nora Nebelung, Verena Vad, Johannes von Stamm under the direction of Dr. Heidi Feldt.


A dynamic first week of the SLE Climate Change Adaptation Training

On August 5th, our SLE TRAINING Climate Change Adaptation Practice and Policy began. The two-week training, with 13 participants from diverse countries, is being led by experienced trainers Martin Rokitzki and Till Sterzel, with the aim of deepening skills and knowledge on managing, coordinating and designing effective adaptation initiatives in the policy and practice sphere.

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Training of Trainers 2019

From July 1st-12th, our two-week SLE TRAINING course Training of Trainers has taken place. We are pleased to once again have promoted an international exchange thanks to our 13 beginning and advanced trainers from all over the world. 

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Still accepting applications: SLE TRAINING courses in August, September, October and November 2019

There are only a few places left in our SLE TRAINING 2019 courses:

Join us for Climate Change Adaptation Practice and Policy: 5 – 16 August 2019 to develop professional skills for managing, coordinating, and designing effective adaptation initiatives in the policy and practice sphere. By  experienicing a wide variety of learning tools and methods (classroom, on-site visits, discussions with experts, collaborative learning, etc.), you will be able to apply specific methods and concepts, critically reflect and exchange views with experts, practitioners and fellow participants. Trainers: Till Sterzel & Martin Rokitzki


Presentation of the research concepts of SLE overseas projects 2019

On 22rd and 23th of July the teams of this year's SLE overseas projects present their research concepts. The three month studies will be conducted in in Mongolia, Rwanda/Uganda, Togo/Benin and SADC.

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New briefing paper on young farmers' proposals to improve urban agriculture in Maputo (port.)

Involving young people in urban agriculture is one of the main challenges in Maputos green zones. The three PhD students of the UFISAMO project Luisa Chicamisse, Ivo Cumbana (both UEM) and Nicole Paganini (SLE, University of Hohenheim) as well as the two colleagues Alberto Luis and Alzira Mahalambe of the partner organisation ABIODES ( discussed with young farmers and published a briefing paper on those results.

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The new study on "Opportunities and challenges of small-scale aquaculture in Zambia" has been published and is available online.

The production of tilapia in aquaculture shows very rapid growth in Zambia. The sector, however, is characterized by a small number of large producers who produce tilapia in cages on Lake Kariba.

What opportunities do the 12,000 small-scale producers have in this growing market? How can they be integrated into the value chain and benefit from it? Reliable information on small-scale aquaculture systems is scarce.

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The Cameroon-study on protection versus usage of nature reserves is published and available online!

Using the example of Lobéké National Park in Cameroon, the park management, the involvement of the local population, possible conflicts with eco-guards and the human < > wildlife conflict are examined. In addition, fields of tension between commercial- and local users are depicted.                                                                                                                                                                   .


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Malian Delegation in Berlin! 

In the time period from May 6 to May 17, 2019, 16 participants from 11 agricultural training centers in several regions of Mali came to Berlin to attend a training course tailored to their needs. 11 days of intensive training inspired our Malian partners to adopt new didactic methods and equipped them with powerful tools to better spread the innovations promoted by the Bamako Green Innovation Center on the three most important value chains of mano, rice and potato. A network around Agroforma will be strengthened in the upcoming months to help the centers collaborate.

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