Modelling approaches for climate risk and climate change adaptations in the context of sustainable intensification in semi-arid West Africa
The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
(ZALF) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
(ICRISAT) will host an international summer school at the Centre d’étude régional pour l’amélioration de l’adaptation à la sécheresse (CERAAS), Thies Escale, Sénégal.
The summer school aims to enhance awareness of the state of the art in crop modelling for addressing climate risk and sustainable intensification among the region’s next generation of researchers and agricultural policy makers. It is designed to provide students with a broad overview of system’s analysis, best practices in model application climate change impact assessments, as well as emerging applications and challenges for crop modelling to support sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to use crop models in the design and assessment of resilient and productive cropping systems.
Offered in English, the course will combine lectures with international experts, together with hands on tutorials, and group work and discussions.
September 11–17, 2022
Centre d’étude régional pour l’amélioration de l’adaptation à la sécheresse (CERAAS), Thies Escale, Sénégal.
All presentations, made available by lecturers, and selected photos are posted on the website (log in required).
The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) is the co-organizer of the summer school. ZALF has long-term research experience on studying and finding solutions for sustainable agricultural landscapes. In particular, it is well-known for its interdisciplinary group of scientists who employ theoretical as well as advanced methodological tools in analyzing agricultural landscapes.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is the hosting institution of the summer school. ICRISAT has significant expertise in cropping system analysis and communicating scientific results.