Cancelled due to COVID-19 containment restrictions. All accepted participants have been informed.We are currently finding dates to reschedule the course during spring 2021.
The application system for this course has now been closed. Applicants will be informed about their acceptance status in due time.
Requested application documents:
Location of the course:
University of Freiburg
SPACES project: ASAP
Jonathan Sheppard, Hans-Peter Kahle, Christopher Morhart
Course description & primary learning objectives:
An introduction into agroforestry systems in temperate and dryland ecosystems, the course will be aimed at participants who have basic natural science and land management knowledge (forestry, agriculture, biology etc.). The course aims to introduce agroforestry systems as an innovative and flexible approach to land management.
Lectures, field trips, field measurements and lab work
Expected learning outcomes:
Participants are expected to be able to assess various examples of agroforestry systems and work within them to understand the dynamics and interactions that occur between tree, crop and/or livestock in both physical and social realms. It is intended that such an introduction into the topic will inspire continued learning within this field of research.
MSc and PhD students and early-stage researchers (maximum 3 years since PhD graduation) from southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi) with basic knowledge in natural sciences and land management
The language of instruction is English.