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.

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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
Announcement of 2 MSc Theses in the Frame of the BMBF-Funded GlobE Project, Trans-SEC

Announcement of 2 MSc theses in the frame of the BMBF funded GlobE - TransSec project:

Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centered Approach,Coordinated by ZALF
(1) Using role play to assess implications of gender and socio-cultural factors on innovation uptake in Tanzanian small-farming communities
(2) Participatory scenario analysis as a tool for collaborative learning and decision-making in rural Tanzania

DITSL to host Collaborative Learning Workshop at 2014 IFSA Symposium

Meet and exchange with the DITSL team at this year’s IFSA Symposium in Berlin, 1–4 April 2014

Brigitte Kaufmann, Anja Christinck, Margareta Lelea and Christian Hülsebusch will participate in the 11th European Symposium of the International Farming Systems Association (IFSA). As a team, they will convene a workshop on Methodologies for Collaborative Learning.
The workshop contributions will cover the following themes:

  • Overview of methodologies for self-driven change in complex problem situations.
  • Methodologies for integrating diverse stakeholders’ knowledge.
  • Scenario analysis as a collaborative learning tool.
  • Methods for farmer learning.
  • Methodologies focusing on institutional innovations.

Find more Information on the 11th European IFSA Symposium >>here.