About the Alumni eSpecial Project BIOFACH 2021

The DAAD Alumni eSpecial Project in the framework of BIOFACH eSpecial 2021 builds on two consecutive elements – (a) training seminars at German universities and (b) participation in the world’s leading trade fair for organic food BIOFACH eSpecial 2021. The main goal is to facilitate a better understanding of opportunities sustainable and organic food production can offer worldwide as well as in the countries of origin of the participating Germany alumni in the Global South. The seminars and trade fair participation are offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the framework of the programme Alumni Special Projects.

The training seminars that precede participation in the fair are organized and hosted respectively by the Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics of the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel / DITSL Witzenhausen and the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) at University Hospital Heidelberg.

PROGRAMME

 

Seminar of the
University of Kassel

Events organized by the DAAD

The Programme of the International DAAD Alumni Seminar Biofach 2021 January/February 2021 is provided directly to the participants by the Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics of the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel / DITSL Witzenhausen.

Please contat the Alumni seminar team members for details.


 

SPEAKERS

 

For information about the speakers please contact the Alumni Seminar team members of University of Kassel.

 


Alumni of the Seminar hosted by the University of Kassel

- Ms Sanzida Akhter Anee

Extension Service Advisor, AgriBioTechX

Working sector: Business / Private Sector

Current working project: Organic farming; hydroponics in developing countreis

Country: Bangladesh

Community profile

- Ms Dorcas Blankson

PhD Student, University of Cape Coast / Ghana

Working sector: Science & Research

Current working project: Improving soil health and carbon sequestration with oil palm empty fruit bunch

Country: Ghana

- Mr Antonio Fernando Campoverde Gómez

Co-Founder and Consultant, Sano & Orgánico / Business project; Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Working sector: Business / Private Sector

Current working project: "Build Your Own Organic Urban Garden Step by Step"

Country: Ecuador

- Mr Ahmid Alejandro Daccarett Tejeda

Executive Director / Founder, BeeHub

Working sector: Private Sector / Social Entrepreneurship

Current working project: Biodynamic beekeeping project

Country: Guatemala

- Mrs Catur Utami Dewi

Regional Director, Rikolto in Indonesia

Working sector: NGO

Current working project: Sustainable food system that is economically profitable, socially responsible and environmentally sound and provides food security

Country: Indonesia

Community profile

- Dr Yin Cho Hnin

National Technical Advisor, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Working sector: NGO

Current working project: UN Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity; upgrading horticulture supply and sustainable tourism

Country: Myanmar

Community profile

- Mr Danny Bertrand Ache Njoh

Head of Agriculture & Environmental Sustainability Department; Programs Coordinator for SUDAHSER Foundation, Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Services (SUDAHSER) Foundation

Working sector: NGO

Current working project: Integrating smallholders into the new opportunities in organic agriculture and promoting sustainable value chains

Country: Cameroon

- Ms Dhriti Satya

Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR); my Startup - AgriBioTechX

Working sector: Government / Private Sector

Current working project: Climate resilient wild rice

Country: India

- Dr Frederick Simasiku

Lecturer, University of Namibia / Namibia

Working sector: Science & Research

Current working project: Empowering Namibia's rural youth and farmers in sustainable agriculture through entrepreneurship development

Country: Namibia

Community profile

- Mr Nopasom Sinphurmsukskul

Lecturer, Kasetsart University / Thailand

Working sector: Government

Current working project: Impact assessment of sustainability standards for sugarcane

Country: Thailand

- Dr Nanette Hope Sumaya

Associate Professor, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology / Philippines

Working sector: Government

Current working project: Development of effective and sustainable biopesticides

Country: Philippines

- Dr Katamssadan Tofel Haman

Senior Lecturer, University of Bamenda / Cameroon

Working sector: Science & Research

Current working project: Search of plant extracts as alternative to synthetic chemicals to fight against insect pests of stored products and cultivated crops

Country: Cameroon

Community profile

- Mr Olubunmi Ayobami Duduyemi

Programme Manager, Agroinfotech Africa

Working sector: Science & Research

Current working project: Organic Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in Southwest Nigeria

Country: Nigeria

Community profile

- Ms Sakiratou Karimou

President, Vert-Monde ONG

Working sector: NGO

Current working project: Organic agriculture for rural women and youths

Country: Benin

Community profile

- Mrs Laura Sofia Lastra Alvarez

Quality Analyst, Frutas Comerciales S.A.

Working sector: Business / Private Sector

Current working project: Packages for Physalis and Passion Fruit

Country: Colombia

Community profile

- Prof Dr Ernest Lytia Molua

Professor, University of Buea / Cameroon

Working sector: Research

Current working project: "Economics of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in the Organic Agriculture Value Chains of Cocoa in Central Africa"

Country: Cameroon

Community profile

- Mr Kelvin Thuku Muhia

Senior Programme Officer, Fairtrade Africa

Working sector: NGO

Current working project: Solar for coffee project

Country: Kenya

Community profile

- Ms Bethel Mweemba

Senior Agriculture Officer, Ministry of Agriculture / Zambia

Working sector: Government

Current working project: Sustainable Intensification Farming Practices in Zamibia (SIFAZ)

Country: Zambia

Community profile

- Prof Dr Paula Ormando

Food Technologist Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)

Working sector: Government; NGO

Current working project: Evaluation of functional and nutritional quality in Triticum spelta organic varieties (INTA); Development and characterization of artisan sourdough breads (UADE)

Country: Argentina

Community profile

- Mr Githiri Peter Githinji

Farmer, Self-employed

Working sector: Private Sector

Country: Kenya

Community profile

- Dr Cristina María Romero Granja

Lecturer / Researcher, Escuela Politécnica Nacional (University) / Ecuador

Working sector: Science & Research

Current working project: Agave value chain

Country: Ecuador

Community profile

- Mr Charles Rodney Seibeb

Project Manager, Labora Investments cc

Working sector: Business

Current working project: Devil's Claw value chain

Country: Namibia

Community profile

- Dr Hannatou Moussa Oumarou

Assistant Researcher, National Institut of Agronomic Research

Working sector: Research

Current working project: Women'field; CATHI-Gao; SMIL/Seed ball

Country: Niger

- Ms Jackeline Akinyi Ogolla

PhD Student, Universität Kassel / Germany

Working sector: Research

Country: Kenya


The community of the Alumni eSpecial Project BIOFACH 2021

We are using the Alumniportal Deutschland not only to hold the events, but also as the exclusive virtual space to meet and network. Here you will find all the information and links of the events (see programme above), get in touch with each other, exchange ideas, ask questions, receive relevant information and leverage your professional network.

Please register on the Alumniportal, if you have not done it yet and then join the group "Alumni eSpecial Project BIOFACH 2021". All participants from both Alumni Seminars are invited to join this group.

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About BIOFACH 2021

BIOFACH - World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food

The trade fair duo BIOFACH and VIVANESS will take place in 2021 from 17 - 19 February 2021 completely digital. Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. BIOFACH in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the place where people share their passionate interest in organic food, get to know each other and exchange views, and this since 1990.

Go to the website of BIOFACH


Alumni Seminars are organized and hosted by

 

Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) at University Hospital Heidelberg

More than six hundred years ago, the first German university was founded in Heidelberg. Today, it attracts international acclaim for its life sciences – especially for medicine. As one of Europe’s largest and most modern medical centers, Heidelberg University Hospital’s more than 40 specialist departments offer medical care of the highest international standards in all areas of specialty with a focus on oncology care and on other diseases that require complex treatments. Heidelberg University Hospital’s active collaboration with national research facilities attracts patients from many countries worldwide.

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Alumni eSpecial Project implemented by

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. The DAAD supports also the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.

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Community management facilitated by

Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network designed to promote networking and sharing of information among Germany-Alumni, companies, universities and organisations.

 

University of Kassel and DITSL Witzenhausen

The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, and Transdisciplinary and Social-ecological Landuse Research is a centre of expertise for transdisciplinary research for development and transformation in social ecological land-use systems worldwide. It specialises in innovation in agriculture and livestock-based food and farming systems in highly heterogeneous and variable environments. DITSL contributes to promoting food and income security, and sustainable value chain development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

 

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and financed by

The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (German: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung), abbreviated BMZ, works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships.

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