The workshop “Contextualising agricultural interventions and rural development strategies: Addressing smallholders’ livelihoods vis-à-vis market changes, land tenure and soil fertility” will take place from October 5-9, 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.
It is organised as part of the project “RLC Platform for Young East African Scientists – Improving the Productivity and Resilience of Smallholder Farming” which is jointly conducted by the RLC Campus Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany, the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ awarded organization Biovision Africa Trust, Nairobi, Kenya, the RLC Campus Lund, Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Lund University, Sweden, among other partners.
The five-day RLC physical workshop in Nairobi aims to create an innovative transdisciplinary research-practice platform on the future of East African smallholder agriculture, based on knowledge, expertise and networks of ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’–awarded individuals and organisations and the global RLC network. Together, they will work on – and for – the future of East African smallholder agriculture.
To do so, the workshop will link traditional conference activities with moderated peer‐to‐peer discussions in addition to on‐the‐job training‐excursions led by experienced practitioners. The participants will get opportunities to present their current PhD research.
The workshop objectives are:
– To establish an expert network on smallholder agriculture in East Africa.
– To generate expertise and exchange knowledge to improve the productivity and resilience of smallholder farming systems in East Africa.
– To educate and train future key decision makers and ‘agents of change’ towards sustainable development and social justice.
Applicants should currently complete their PhDs at an East African University and work about topics related to smallholder farming in East Africa. Fluent command of English is mandatory.
How to apply: Submit one PDF document which contains a cover letter, a 300 words abstracts of your PhD project and a CV.
Deadline for submission: August 15, 2021
Find the detailed call here