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Current Events │ 25. March 2020

Call for Sessions and Papers 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference

  Call for Sessions and Papers 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 28-29 October 2020 The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research […]

 

Call for Sessions and Papers

6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference

28-29 October 2020

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research papers for the 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held in Bishkek on 28-29 October 2020. The conference is supported by American University Central Asia (AUCA), Mercy Corps, and the World Bank.

The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and to promote evidence-based policy making. This year, the conference will be preceded by the Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Data Users workshop, to be hold on 27 October.

We invite the submission of proposals for entire sessions (comprising of three to four papers) or for individual research papers studying various aspects of socio-economic development in Kyrgyzstan or Central Asia. We welcome empirical papers using panel micro data, especially panel data from the “Life in Kyrgyzstan Study”, which is openly accessible at http://idsc.iza.org/lik. We also encourage researchers to present other micro- and macroeconomic studies with the relevant topics of research. We encourage doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to apply to participate at the conference, using this opportunity to receive feedback from senior researchers and practitioners.

The topics of individual submissions or entire sessions may include but are not limited to:

  • Living with Covid
  • Employment, entrepreneurship and informality
  • Migration and remittances
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Social protection and social safety nets
  • Gender, children and intra-household decision making
  • Education and health outcomes
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Rural livelihoods and agricultural markets
  • Impacts of trade and integration reforms
  • Public services and decentralization
  • Social capital and social cohesion
  • Peace-building, trust and expectations
  • Climate change and its impact
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Micro-level data, survey methodology and panel data collection
  • Methods of rigorous impact evaluation

Please send your submission by 10 June 2020 to the email address likconference2020@gmail.com.

For session proposals, please list a session title, a session chair (with name and affiliation), a session organizer (with name and affiliation) and the titles and all co-authors (with names and affiliations) for each paper and enclose a 200-word session summary. For submissions of individual papers, we prefer to receive and will give priority to full papers but will also consider submissions of 200-word abstracts. The submissions should be in English. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 30 June 2020.

The keynote speakers:

The keynote speakers are Prof. Richard Pomfret (University of Adelaide) and Dr Bohdan Krawchenko (University of Central Asia).

The academic committee:

The academic committee comprises of Prof. Kathryn Anderson (Vanderbilt University), Prof. Tilman Brück (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Damir Esenaliev (IGZ/ISDC), Dr. Roman Mogilevskii (UCA), Dr. Kanat Tilekeyev (UCA), and Prof. Nurgul Ukueva (American University Central Asia).

If public health conditions in times of the Corona pandemic permit, the conference will be held at Park Hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, on 28-29 October 2020. Alternatively, the conference will be held on the same days online, in a format to be determined. Either way, the organisers are committed to ensure a lively exchange of ideas and experiences on the topic of Life in Kyrgyzstan. In these testing times, evidence-based decision making is more valuable than ever. And the micro-level analysis of lives and livelihoods can make an important contribution to better policies in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

There is no conference fee. Please note that travel and accommodation funds cannot be provided. Registration for participation in the conference, including for experts wishing to attend the conference without presenting a paper, will close on 20 October 2020. For further information on the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, please see www.lifeinkyrgyzstan.org or send a message to likconference2020@gmail.com.

Organising Institutions:

University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis on current and emerging policy issues facing the region, and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development. The Institute has produced a series of peer-reviewed research papers on social and economic issues, public administration and public policy relating to Central Asia and Afghanistan. For more information on IPPA, please visit: http://ucentralasia.org/Research/ippa

IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops carries out basic and applied research supporting the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental plants and the rational use of natural resources. It contributes to the success of horticulture in Germany and other countries, understanding fundamentals of horticultural and plant science, sustainability in production and use of plants, healthy nutrition and wellbeing of the population. Its work is rated by acceptance and appreciation by professionals in practical horticulture and by the society, publications in high-ranking scientific journals and acquisition of competitive grants. For more information on IGZ, please visit: http://www.igzev.de/.

ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a Berlin-based, non-for-profit research center conducting research, providing policy advice and building capacity on international security and socio-economic development. We are unique in the global research scene for being dedicated to work exclusively on the security-development nexus. For more information on ISDC, please visit: https://isdc.org/.

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Current Events │ 4. March 2020

Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS) 2020

Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity, food security, addressing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts, require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries New ideas and fresh research approaches are needed to meet these […]

Global societal challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity, food security, addressing social inequalities and preventing and overcoming violent conflicts, require strong interdisciplinary and international research collaboration. Research at the interface of environment and development is often hampered by traditional academic boundaries New ideas and fresh research approaches are needed to meet these challenges and young researchers in particular play a key role in doing so.

To address research questions at the environment-development interface and to helpovercome these structural barriers within academia, the five German research
institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, ZALF and ZMT have initiated the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster
interdisciplinary exchange and stimulate collaboration on global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars. As such LEADS also contributes
to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.

Date

March 9-10, 2020

Venue
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
info@leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

Contact person: Tilman Brück | E-Mail: brueck@igzev.de | Tel.: 03370178124

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Current Events │ 14. December 2019

! Important information !

On Thursday, December 12th, there was a server damage caused by a smouldering fire in one of our buildings. Mails to all IGZ e-mail addresses have not reached us from Dezember 12th until Dezember 24th. Since January 2020, we can be reached again by email. Currently only some of our landline phones are available. If […]

On Thursday, December 12th, there was a server damage caused by a smouldering fire in one of our buildings. Mails to all IGZ e-mail addresses have not reached us from Dezember 12th until Dezember 24th.

Since January 2020, we can be reached again by email.

Currently only some of our landline phones are available. If you are unable to reach the person you are looking for, please call +49 33701-78 131

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks a lot!

 

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Current Events │ 12. November 2019

Mind The Lab Berlin 2019

Are salt plants, macro algae, crickets and jellyfish alternatives to traditional food sources? At the event Mind The Lab at the subway station Friedrichstraße we exchanged views on these and many other questions and we presented the project Food4Future. We would like to thank all interested visitors for the lively and informative exchange. Information about […]

Are salt plants, macro algae, crickets and jellyfish alternatives to traditional food sources?

At the event Mind The Lab at the subway station Friedrichstraße we exchanged views on these and many other questions and we presented the project Food4Future.

We would like to thank all interested visitors for the lively and informative exchange.

Information about the project Food4Future can be found > here <

Copyright: PDI und IGZ

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Current Events │ 4. November 2019

Food4Future at Mind The Lab Berlin 2019

What is the food for the future? We will give you the answer of these and other exciting questions about food for the future at the event Mind The Lab Berlin. From 2 pm to 8 pm we are at the subway station Friedrichstraße. We are looking forward to your visit. Information about the project […]

What is the food for the future?

We will give you the answer of these and other exciting questions about food for the future at the event Mind The Lab Berlin.
From 2 pm to 8 pm we are at the subway station Friedrichstraße. We are looking forward to your visit.

Information about the project Food4Future can be found> here <

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Current Events │ 1. November 2019

IGZ at the Foodtropolis

As a part of the Berlin Science Week our colleague Dr. Ariane Krause has given a talk at the event “Foodtropolis. Urban. Circular. Food.” on the topic: “Human excretions in the agricultural cycle” All information about the Berlin Science Week can be found> here <

As a part of the Berlin Science Week our colleague Dr. Ariane Krause has given a talk at the event “Foodtropolis. Urban. Circular. Food.” on the topic:

“Human excretions in the agricultural cycle”

All information about the Berlin Science Week can be found> here <

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Current Events │ 28. October 2019

Circulation instead of waste

How can human faeces be reused as a recycling fertilizer while conserving resources? Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner from the programme area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” report on their forward-looking research in the article of the Tagesspiegel. >Here < you will find the article. Photo: Dr. Ariane Krause

How can human faeces be reused as a recycling fertilizer while conserving resources?

Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner from the programme area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” report on their forward-looking research in the article of the Tagesspiegel.
>Here < you will find the article.

Not all urine-based fertilizers are equally suitable for raising the plants in the gully.

Photo: Dr. Ariane Krause

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Current Events │ 14. June 2019

Guest talk, July 3rd 2019 (Wednesday)

Venue: Conference room, Administration building Time: 1 p.m.   Speaker and title of the presentation: Dr. Andrea Matros University of Adelaide · School of Agriculture, Food and Wine `Variation of fructan profiles in a population of two-row spring barley and the impact on plant performance under drought´

Venue:

Conference room, Administration building

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title of the presentation:

Dr. Andrea Matros

University of Adelaide · School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

`Variation of fructan profiles in a population of two-row spring barley and the impact on plant performance under drought´

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announcement for download (pdf)

 

Current Events │ 26. May 2019

Light doping for vegetable production

The fields of application of UV LEDs are diverse. The project SEcondaRy UV of the IGZ realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB-LED along the horticultural value added chain. Within the project we create innovative technological and plant physiological approaches in the horticultural management for producers. “The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and […]

The fields of application of UV LEDs are diverse. The project SEcondaRy UV of the IGZ realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB-LED along the horticultural value added chain. Within the project we create innovative technological and plant physiological approaches in the horticultural management for producers.

“The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops and the Ferdinand Braun Institute are working together to develop UV LED modules that deliver the optimal UV spectrum for this. The aim is a surface spotlight that can be used in a greenhouse to irradiate plants precisely dosed with a defined wavelength”Prof. Michael Kneissl, Head of Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics at TU Berlin.

Press reviews:

TU-Berlin

The idw scientific information service 

pro-physik.de

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Current Events │ 8. May 2019

IGZ at the Potsdamer Day Of Science

Also this year we participate at the Potsdamer Day Of  Science. Our topic is: DreamTeam “Plant-Bacteria-Mushroom” The soil is home to thousands of different microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Some are harmful and destroy the plant, others partner with plants and help them grow – even in bad conditions. So they are the perfect […]

Also this year we participate at the Potsdamer Day Of  Science. Our topic is:

DreamTeam “Plant-Bacteria-Mushroom”

The soil is home to thousands of different microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Some are harmful and destroy the plant, others partner with plants and help them grow – even in bad conditions. So they are the perfect DreamTeam! With exciting hands-on experiments we explain  how exactly this partnership works and what distinguishes it.

Location: University of Potsdam, Golm Campus

Start: 13:00 pm

End: 6:00 pm

All information: https://www.potsdamertagderwissenschaften.de/

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Current Events │ 3. May 2019

How can agriculture react to increasing weather extremes?

Heat, drought, extreme rains: In view of climate change, Brandenburg’s agriculture needs new strategies, demand agricultural researchers. More diversity, soil protection and a decision for sustainable agriculture is necessary. Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, Scientific Director of the IGZ, explains in an interview with Antenne Brandenburg the necessity of biodiversity, soil protection and sustainable agriculture. The […]

Photo: Susanne Hakenjos

Heat, drought, extreme rains: In view of climate change, Brandenburg’s agriculture needs new strategies, demand agricultural researchers. More diversity, soil protection and a decision for sustainable agriculture is necessary.

Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, Scientific Director of the IGZ, explains in an interview with Antenne Brandenburg the necessity of biodiversity, soil protection and sustainable agriculture.

The interview can be found here.

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Current Events │ 4. April 2019

Invitation to the symposium on May 6, 2019 at the IGZ

As part of the symposium on May 6, 2019, 09:40 am – 4:00 pm, there will be talks from guests of the TU Munich, the University of Heidelberg and the Arts of Living Foundation give exciting lectures on the subject: “Different perspectives on circular economy and horticulture: Learning from and about the Indian natural agriculture” […]

As part of the symposium on May 6, 2019, 09:40 am – 4:00 pm, there will be talks from guests of the TU Munich, the University of Heidelberg and the Arts of Living Foundation give exciting lectures on the subject:

“Different perspectives on circular economy and horticulture: Learning from and about the Indian natural agriculture”

Among other things, you can expect exciting lectures on the following topics: Increase the Sustainability in Horticultural Production Systems through Nutrient Cycling, Ancient Knowledge for Modern Agriculture – Sri Sri Natural Farming: Scientific Background of Traditional Ecological Knowledge on India, Can Indian Natural Agriculture Go Globally? Some considerations from the ethnographic work with Zero Budget Natural Farming

All information about the program can be found here.

For the registration of external guests, please contact Ariane Krause, krause@igzev.de

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Current Events │ 28. January 2019

Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM, International Plant Fair) 2019

From January 22 to 25, the IGZ presented itself with a changing team of five employees at the world’s leading horticultural fair in Essen (IPM 2019). Together with partners of the BMEL, this year’s appearance was organized by HORTSYS at their joint stand in the “Galeria”. In addition to typical HORTSYS topics such as “Photomicroscopic […]

From January 22 to 25, the IGZ presented itself with a changing team of five employees at the world’s leading horticultural fair in Essen (IPM 2019). Together with partners of the BMEL, this year’s appearance was organized by HORTSYS at their joint stand in the “Galeria”. In addition to typical HORTSYS topics such as “Photomicroscopic Life Pictures of Tomato Leaves” and our original prototype of a “green concrete wall”, all program areas were presented with a permanent PowerPoint presentation and brochures. The IGZ stand attracted a great deal of attention and many interesting contacts were made. Next year, the IPM takes place from January 28th to 31st.

 

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Link zur IPM-Website

Zur Seite des Programmbereichs HORTSYS - Gartenbausysteme der Zukunft

 

Current Events │ 17. January 2019

International Green Week 2019 – We are on

From tomorrow we will be at the `International Green Week’ in Berlin again. Our theme this year: “Healthy with vegetables – quality from seed to plate”. Which ingredients do the different vegetables have? Where do the colors and tastes come from? And what is after cooking – all gone? These and many other important and […]

From tomorrow we will be at the `International Green Week’ in Berlin again. Our theme this year: “Healthy with vegetables – quality from seed to plate”. Which ingredients do the different vegetables have? Where do the colors and tastes come from? And what is after cooking – all gone? These and many other important and very interesting topics are in the research focus of our colleagues of programme area QUALITY “Plant quality and food security”. For more information on research follow the link below.

And visit us from of January, 18th to 27th at our stand in the very center of exhibition hall 23a. We will answer your questions and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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Website of the International Green Week

Link to Programme Area QUALITY

 

Current Events

Symposium `Nutrient recycling for circular economies´, 5 December 2018

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Programme:

10:15 – 12:10 Guest lectures (each with 15 min talk & 5 min questions; in English)

12:10 – 12:30 Discussion of the presented topics

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:00 Tour of the IGZ

14:00 – 15:30+ Discussion on ongoing Projects

 

Speakers and titles of presentations:

 

  • Prof. Dr. Kai Udert

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich & Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

„Urine running in circles“

  • Dr. rer. nat. Gerhild Bornemann

DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Köln

„C.R.O.P. – Combined Regenerative Organic food Production“

  • Mareike Mauerer

Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

„The use of recycled nutrients in vegetable production under glass“

  • Grace Crain

Group of Plant Nutrition at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS) at the Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS) at ETH Zürich

„Crop production in hydroponics using recycled nutrients and microbial consortia“

 

 

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