The Food Bridge vzw will be organizing a workshop on the 16th of September, as part of the preconference workshops of 2018 Tropentag conference at the university of Gent. ( http://www.tropentag.de/conference/general.php). The theme of the workshop is 'Linking the Diasporans to research and European SMEs'. This session is organized in collaboration with Papaerd, the Bigpicnic project and FAAB vzw.
Tropentag, which is an annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development is jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, ZALF e.V., ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria) and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).
More than 600 researchers and scientist working on tropical agriculture are expected at this event. Some of the keynote speakers are :
Alexander de Croo, Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, Belgium
Ramon L. Espinel, Professor & Dean, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, ESPOL-Guayaquil, Ecuador
Bernhard Freyer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Namukolo Covic, coordinator A4NH in Ethiopia
Stineke Oenema, coordinator of the UN SCN (Standing Committee on Nutrition), Italy
Emile Frison, Member International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), Orvieto, Italy
Francois Stepman, European co-manager, Platform for African, European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), Belgium
The Helping Hand Project