The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development


International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development

The annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (TROPENTAG) is jointly organised by the universities of Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, Zurich as well as by the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).

The TROPENTAG has become the most important international conference on development-oriented research in the fields of food security, natural resource management and rural development in central Europe. Since 1999, it provides an international platform for scientific and personal exchange for students, junior and senior scientists, development experts and funding organisations together with their various international partner institutions.

This year the conference is hosted by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, from September 18 – 20, 2016. 

The general theme for 2016 is: ‘“Solidarity in a competing world – fair use of resources”.



AGRINATURA Association is offering 8 travel grants for MSc and PhD students participating at Tropentag 2016.

AGRINATURA will grant 8 students from AGRINATURA members’ institutions by travel grant of amount 300 EUR.

Students are challenged to submit their abstract to the Tropentag 2016 Conference till April 15, 2016 and in the same time to send the abstract and request for travel grant to AGRINATURA Secretariat ( till May 15, 2016. As soon as the abstract will be accepted by Tropentag conference committee, AGRINATURA selection committee will select 8 students who will receive the travel grant.

Eligible student will have to:

  • be a student of AGRINATURA member institution (the list of member institutions is available here)
  • be first author of the contribution
  • be personally present at the venue during the conference
  • place the logo of AGRINATURA on the contribution (poster or presentation) and agree with publication on the website.
  • write a short profile and confirm they are not subsidised by another grant to participate on Tropentag 2016

Deadline for submitting abstract is April 15, 2016, deadline for travel grant request is May 15, 2016!!!

You can see the list of awarded students of 2015 here.