Dear Alumni, we have great news: The call for application for the International Germany Alumni Training Seminar Entrepreneurship For Agriculture: Methods, Energy, Ranch 4.0 (E-FARMER 4.0) is open.

Deadline is 30.11.2023 We are looking forward to your applications.

Today, agriculture in most African countries is predominantly structured by smallholder farmers (80%) with a limited level of mechanization. While there is growing pressure to increase production, the vulnerability to local effects of global climate change represents a huge challenge. Africa is classified by IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) as the most vulnerable continent, due to impacts of climate change e.g. the increased droughts in tropical regions and in the Mediterranean.  The challenges are increasing through the growing costs of inputs, water, and fuel. According to the World Meteorological Organization (2023), Africa is the continent which is the least able to cope with the negative impacts of climate change.

What, if technology in the areas of energy and digitalization has the potential to provide solutions to African farmers to reduce vulnerability and increase crop yields?

This alumni training seminar aims to discuss how new technologies from energy and digitalization can be integrated in novel business models. The seminar aims to build on a great network of young international experts in all of the relevant fields to create a room for discussion on how those ideas can be transformed into agronomic innovations that work for the home countries of the participating alumni.

The Call for Application can be downloaded here: Call for Application

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