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Objectives International Symposium The goals of the symposium are to (1) exchange professional experiences

Objectives International Symposium The goals of the symposium are to (1) exchange professional experiences and discuss problem solving strategies in farming and rural systems economics and biodiversity in the tropics, (2) to improve and promote research and teaching cooperation and (3) to evaluate activities of the past and intensify and establish new relations DAAD Alumni Summer School 2009 on Farming and Rural Systems Economics and Biodiversity in the Tropics Participants Scientists and managers in universities and research centers from Africa, Middle East, Central and South Asia, Southeast Asia and Latin America as well as from European Universities and institutions related to the tropics. This includes Alumni from developing countries who did their Ph. D in a German University and scientifically and academically interested persons who deal with issues in the developing world. Content 29 Sept – 4 Oct 2009 Farming and Rural Systems Economics and Biodiversity in the Tropics includes natural resources availability and sustainable use, product and input markets and rural infrastructure, living standard of rural families and livelihood in rural areas, and administrative regulations, policy decision-making, credits, ownership, cultural impacts. Main topics ØSystems concepts, integrating GIS and micro level economics ØVariation of the types of biodiversity under different economic and administrative environments ØThe relation between sustainable use of natural resources and diversity in farming ØDiversification in farms and risk ØFarmers and markets: resources and biodiversity ØSocio-economic impact analyses for future strategies University of Hohenheim, Germany Department 490 C, Prof. Dr. Werner Doppler Fruwirthstr. 12, 70593 Stuttgart Tel. : +49 (0) 711 - 459 22514 [email protected] de www. 490 c. uni-hohenheim. de

Monday September 28. 2009: Arriving of participants Tuesday September 29, 2009 08. 00 -

Monday September 28. 2009: Arriving of participants Tuesday September 29, 2009 08. 00 - 09. 00 hrs Registration 09. 00 - 09. 15 hrs Anke Stahl; DAAD Headquarter, Bonn Welcome address 09. 15 - 09. 30 hrs Werner Doppler, University Hohenheim Farming and rural systems economics and biodiversity in the tropics - setting the frame of the Summer School 09. 30 – 10. 00 hrs Heinz-Peter Wolff, Germany Socio-Economic assessment of natural resources and biodiversity in the tropics 10. 00 – 10. 30 hrs Philipp Grundmann, Venezuela/Germany The impact of institution economics on farming and rural systems development Coffee Break 11. 00 - 11. 30 hrs Krishna Bahadur K. C. , Nepal Integrating spatial and family analyses to rural systems modeling and strategy testing 11. 30 - 12. 00 hrs Funso Olajide (Adeola), Nigeria Gender relation and food security in developing countries 12. 00 - 12. 30 hrs Rosemary Atieno, Kenya The impact of systems research in Ph. D programmes on the development in the tropics Lunch Break Wednesday September 30, 2009 Lunch Break 8. 30 – 10. 00 hrs Coffee Break 10. 30 – 12. 00 hrs 14. 00 – 15. 30 hrs Lessons from Southeast Asia: Living Coffee Break standard and rural livelihood in mountain 16. 00 – 17. 30 hrs zones Chairperson: Do Anh Tai, Vietnam Nuchanata Mungkung, Thailand : Forest and land use and biodiversity in Thailand Iwan Rudiarto, Indonesia: Sustainable land use concepts in mountain areas of Java, Indonesia Ngoc Lan Dinh, Vietnam: The impact of living standard and livelihood concepts on farming and rural systems development in the Northern mountains of Vietnam Discussion Resource Lunch Break 14. 00 – 15. 30 hrs Coffee Break 16. 00 – 17. 30 hrs On the occasion of the retirement of Werner Doppler 14. 00 - 14. 30 hrs 14. 30 - 15. 00 hrs 15. 00 – 15. 30 hrs 15. 30 – 16. 00 hrs Werner Doppler, Hohenheim, Germany Farming and rural systems philosophy – history and future potential Volker Hoffmann, Hohenheim, Germany Teaching and research impacts of Werner Doppler at the University of Hohenheim Chinedum Nwajiuba, University of Imo State, Nigeria: International impacts of thirty years training, teaching and research of Werner Doppler Luigi Omodei Zorini, University of Florence, Italy : European impacts on associations, universities and EU institutions Welcome address of Hohenheim Rector Hans-Peter Liebig Address of Chinedum Nwajiuba , representing the 56 former Ph. D students of Werner Doppler Lessons from the Middle East: farming and rural systems and water and land resources use Chairperson: Mohamad Majdalawi, Jordan Mohamed Awad, Egypt: Impact assessment of future development strategies to improve natural resource conservation and living standard Ahmed Abu Shaban, Palestine: Water resources management and its impact on living standards of farming population: evidence from the Middle East Raid Albaquain, Jordan: Beduine ship keeping systems in the Middle East Amani Al Assaf, Jordan: The dynamics of farming systems in marginal areas Discussions Thursday October 1, 2009 8. 30 – 10. 00 hrs Welcome Party in Hohenheim Castle 17. 00 – 19. 00 hrs Lessons from Africa: farming systems and resource use and its relation to biodiversity Chairperson: Hamid Fakki, Sudan Apolonius K. Katwijukye, Uganda: conservation and biodiversity in Uganda Elizabeth A. Kabura, Kenya : Farmers extensions and online marketing in Kenya Timothy Sulo, Kenya: Constraints to passion fruits production in the north rift region of Kenya Discussions Coffee Break 10. 30 – 12. 00 hrs Lessons from Central and South Asia: farming and rural development and consequences on biodiversity Chairperson: Krishna, K. C. , Nepal Umidjan Nazarkulov, Uzbekistan: Development of private farms in the transition process of the agricultural sector in Uzbekistan Nune Kachatryan, Armenia: Potentials of meat production in Buryat Republic, Russia Gopal Datt Bhatta, Nepal: Bio-farming and marketing in Nepal Discussions Guided Poster Session Chairperson: Suwanna Praneetvatakul, Thailand Friday October 2, 2009 8. 30 – 10. 00 hrs Coffee Break 10. 30 – 12. 00 hrs Lessons from Latin America: Amazon forest and savannah development Chairperson: Philipp Grundmann, Venezuela Marcos A. dos Reys, Brazil: Farming and rural systems analysis – extension activities and academic training at Santa Rosa City, Brazil Marcus V. A. Finco, Brazil: Bioenergy Economics: an analysis of biodiesel production in the Brazilian savannah Discussion Lunch Break 14. 00 – 15. 30 hrs Plenary session: presentation of conclusions by chairpersons of sessions and discussion Chairperson: Chinedum Nwajiuba, Nigeria Summarizing results: Krishna K. C. , Nepal Closing remarks: Werner Doppler Saturday October 3, 2009 (public holiday in Germany) Visiting tour Sunday October 4, 2009 Free day, Evening: Barbecue Monday October 5, 2009 Travel to Hamburg, Tropical Day