Making Climate - Smart Agriculture Real in Africa with Conservation Agriculture: Supporting the Malabo Declaration and Agenda 2063

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Klaus Droppelmann

Klaus Droppelmann studied tropical plant production at University of Hohenheim in Germany graduating in 1993. For his PhD he moved to the faculty of Geooecology at the University of Bayreuth. In his research work he specialised in water-harvesting technologies for annual cereal and agro-forestry systems in Israel and Kenya, respectively. After a few years as Post-doctoral researcher at the Wyler Department for Desert Agriculture in Israel, he moved on to join the German development cooperation in Zambia in the year 2001. There he first focused on institutional capacity strengthening of decentralised agricultural stakeholder organisations and advised a microcredit fund. From 2004 to 2008 he worked at a national consultation platform in Zambia‚Äôs agricultural sector where he gained a deep understanding of institutional relationships and policy processes around agricultural development in southern African. In late 2008 he joined IFRPI to assist in the roll-out of its country program in Malawi and subsequently became its acting team leader. Since 2013 Klaus is based in Johannesburg, South Africa working as an independent consultant and process facilitator in rural development. His main research interests revolve around climate smart smallholder farming systems, technology uptake and agricultural policy processes.

Important Dates

Registration Opens - Online

1st February 2018

Call for submission condensed papers

1st February 2018

Deadline of submission for condensed papers

15th June 2018

Early bird registration deadline

30th March 2018

Deadline for submission of revised papers

20th August 2018

Registration at venue

8th - 9th October 2018

Conference & Field tour

9th - 12th October 2018

Contact Us

Tel: +254 20 8076064,
Fax: +254 0412013604
2ACCA Secretariat
P.O Box 10375 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
KALRO - NARL, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
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