Software Deadline: July 1st 2020

The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Panorama Analysis (ZALF)
and the Worldwide Crops Analysis Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) invite functions for a global summer season college that may happen on the ICRISAT regional headquarter in Bamako, Mali.

Functions are invited from highly-motivated center stage PhD college students and postdocs from West Africa and Germany with a background in agricultural or environmental sciences and a few prior modelling expertise.

The summer season college goals to boost consciousness of the cutting-edge in crop modelling for addressing local weather danger and sustainable intensification among the many area’s subsequent technology of researchers and agricultural coverage makers. It’s designed to supply college students with a broad overview of system’s evaluation, greatest practices in mannequin software local weather change impression assessments, in addition to rising functions and challenges for crop modelling to help sustainable intensification of smallholder farming methods. College students will probably be geared up with data and expertise to make use of crop fashions within the design and evaluation of resilient and productive cropping methods.

Provided in French and English, the course will mix lectures with worldwide specialists, along with fingers on tutorials, and group work and discussions. The utmost variety of contributors is 26.

Goal Group

Present PhD college students & postdocs with an educational background in crop physiology; agronomy; agricultural engineering; soil science; environmental science, or comparable with expertise working with smallholder farmers in semi-arid West Africa are inspired to use. Candidates needs to be West African or German nationals, or at the moment examine in Germany and conduct analysis in West Africa. Choice will probably be given to candidates with expertise utilizing modelling instruments, or in making use of quantitative strategies in areas with important climatic dangers for agriculture such because the Sahel and Sudan-Savanah areas.


Journey prices, visa charges (if required), meals and lodging will probably be lined for profitable candidates.

The Summer time College is financially supported by the VolkswagenStiftung


The summer season college will probably be held from February 21-28, 2021 (COVID-19 dependent back-up date: September 5–12, 2021)


Worldwide Crops Analysis Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bamako, Mali


The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Panorama Analysis (ZALF) is the organizer of the summer season college. ZALF has long-term analysis expertise on addressing points associated to water, vitality, soil, and sustainable agriculture. Particularly, it’s well-known for its interdisciplinary group of scientists who make use of theoretical in addition to superior methodological instruments in analyzing agricultural landscapes.

The Worldwide Crops Analysis Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is the internet hosting establishment of the summer season college. ICRISAT has important experience in cropping system evaluation and speaking scientific outcomes.

Software Process:

PhD and post-doc researchers ought to ship their software paperwork by e-mail (1 single pdf-file, max. three MB) toContact. Please embody in your software:

  • our curriculum vitae (2 pages max.);
  • cowl letter (1 web page);
  • transient assertion explaining your motivation to take part and what you may contribute to CMRA2021’s transdisciplinary, problem-solving oriented group work (1 web page);
  • contact data of two references;
  • scan of PhD diploma or proof of enrollment in PhD research.

Functions may be made in English or French. The applying language will probably be used to put chosen candidates in mission and tutorial teams.

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the CMRA Summer time College 2020

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