DITSL – German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture –
DITSL supports capacity building and human capacity development, technology development, collaborative learning and rural innovation worldwide.
DITSL initiates, conducts and fosters research, and raises public awareness on sustainable regional management and resource and land use with a focus on agro-ecosystems, knowledge systems, food safety and security, food- and product-chain development and related issues.
DITSL follows an inter- and transdisciplinary social-ecological research approach and puts an emphasis on sub/tropical low external input systems and organic agriculture in the tropics as two major fields of activities and expertise.
DITSL is a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH) at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel at its campus Witzenhausen.


2013-2016 BMBF GlobE


2013–2016 BMBF GlobE


2011–2015 BMZ / giz-BEAF GrassNet spin-off
International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)

2009 – 2019 BMZ /
DAAD 2009 – 2019

WeltGarten Witzenhausen

Since 2002 Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

eed, BMZ engagement global


DAAD Alumni Seminar “Applied Solar Technology in Developing Countries” 2015

» DAAD Alumni Seminar “Applied Solar Technology in Developing Countries 2015”
followed by a visit of Intersolar 2015: June 2nd – June 12th, 2015

organized and hosted by: Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences in Witzenhausen and DITSL
funded by: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Deadline for application: 6th April 2015.

» Announcement (pdf) | » Application form (docx)

Further information: »www.ditsl.org/solar2015/

Announcement of 2 MSc Thesis in the frame of the RELOAD Project

Announcement of MSc thesis research fieldwork funding on the topics of

1) Activity analysis with small-scale milk transporters and milk bars in Nakuru county, Kenya

2) Collaborative learning to reduce losses and add-value between stakeholders: farmers, small-scale milk traders, and retailers

to contribute towards
Social Sciences: Knowledge, Collaborative Learning and Action (Sub-project 7)

in the frame of the project
Reduction of Post Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD)

funded through the

Research for the Global Food Supply (GlobE) initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

International Training Programme 2015
Quality management and marketing for organically produced agricultural commodities – February 10th to March 6th 2015
Training course – Certificate Education – 6 ECTS Credits
Excursion Biofach 2015: Tuesday 10.2.2015 – Thursday 12.2.2015
Theory and Workshops: Monday, 23.2.2015 – 6.3.2015