The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

‘Global food security and food safety: The role of universities’

Tropentag 2018 will take place at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, from September 17-19. The call for papers and preliminary conference information is now available at:

The deadline for submission of your abstract(s) is April 15, 2018. There will be no extension of this submission deadline. The conference language is English and high quality abstracts of original research (250-350 words) are invited to be submitted using the online form at:

Based on the quality of the submission, reviewers will decide upon the suitability of the contribution for presentation at the conference. Contributions of an interdisciplinary nature will be preferentially selected as oral presentation. We encourage specifically younger scientists to make submissions.
Poster contributions will be grouped into thematic clusters and will be addressed in guided poster sessions. During the guided poster sessions, every poster presenter will introduce her/his topic (3 minutes talk).
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on June 15, 2018.

All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings and on the Tropentag homepage. Contributions from authors not attending or presenting their submissions at the Tropentag will be deleted from the online version of the proceedings; so if you make submissions you are expected to attend the conference.

For more detailed information please see the call text at