Call for applications: RLC Bonn Workshop announced for September!

The RLC Campus at ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany, offers scholarships for PhD students from Latin America, Asia and Africa and to participate in the international workshop on

“Mobilization for Change: Human Rights, Governance and the Empowerment of the Marginalized”, September 2-7, 2017, in Bonn. Deadline for applications via our application form is July 26, 2017. For further information, have a look into our public call. If you are interested, please use our application form.


RLC Public Panel Discussion: “Sustainable Food – Local Solutions to Global Problems?”

In the framework of the international RLC workshop (below), the RLC Bonn and the City of Bonn organised a public panel discussion with

The panelists talked about sustainable food production and organic agriculture as one competitive solution for the environmental, social and food security challenges of the 21st century. They shared their vast expertise and experiences and elaborated on how to successfully integrate local sustainable food production into globalised markets, on challenges and obstacles as well as their personal motivation.

RLC workshop on “Sustainable agriculture and rural transformation: meeting farmers’ needs in socio-ecological systems”

From June 10 to 15, scientists, practitioners and PhD students from 18 different countries came together at the RLC Campus in Bonn to present and discuss local level empirical research and practical development work in rural areas of developing and transition countries. Distinguished speakers Dr. Lee HeHaan (“Alternative Nobel Prize” awarded Land Institute, USA) and Prof. Lennart Olsson (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden) presented different pathways of sustainable agriculture and its actual and potential contributions.