Announcement of MSc thesis research fieldwork funding on the topic of

“Inter-group learning for critical reflection on innovation processes with smallholder farmer groups in Tanzania”

in the frame of the project
Trans-SEC - Innovating Strategies to Safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: a people-centered approach

Project aims and approach:

Within Trans-SEC (, DITSL specializes in transdisciplinary approaches for participatory action research within low external input farming systems in Tanzania. The emphasis here is on farmer group capacity development, enhancement of participatory innovation processes, and support for the sustainability and social inclusiveness of innovation processes through collaborative learning ( > Research > Trans-SEC).

Supervision: To be jointly supervised by DITSL (apl. Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann, Dr. Pamela Ngwenya).

Application by: 16.09.16

To start thesis preparation by: 17.10.16

Participation in Socio-ecology Module A08 recommended (26.09.16- 14.10.16)

Funded through the Research for the Global Food Supply (GlobE) initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Student facilitates video screening with CL group in Idifu, Dodoma (Source: Thapa 2015)

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