Agroforestry in Temperate and Dryland Ecosystems

Course date:
Summer 2020 T.B.C.

Registration date:

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.

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:
Students, early stage researchers from ASAP partner countries (South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Germany)

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)