Agroforestry in Temperate and Dryland Ecosystems

Course date:
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:

  • Letter of Recommendation (official document from home institute, signed by academic supervisor) together with the Motivation Letter (all in one file)
  • up-to-date CV including information on academic courses and degrees
  • copy of the passport

Location of the course:
Freiburg, Germany

Coordinating University:
University of Freiburg

SPACES project: ASAP

Course coordinator:
Jonathan Sheppard, Hans-Peter Kahle, Christopher Morhart

Course lead:
Hans-Peter Kahle

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.

Please find the detailed course description or download our poster

Learning methods:
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.

Target group:
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

Additional information:
The language of instruction is English.


University of Freiburg
Centrum für Energietechnologie Brandenburg (CEBra)
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)