Agroforestry in Temperate and Dryland Ecosystems

Course date:
Provisionally Mid-2021, Schedule TBC

Application for this course is not yet open, however, you may (optional) register your interest with asap@  agroforestry-africa.  org and receive notification when applications are being accepted.

Requested application documents:

  • Motivation Letter
  • up-to-date CV including information on academic courses and degrees

Location of the course:
Online and local cluster training hubs (TBC) in Southern Africa

Coordinating University:
University of Freiburg

SPACES project: ASAP

Course coordinator:
Jonathan Sheppard, Hans-Peter Kahle, Christopher Morhart

Course lead:
Hans-Peter Kahle

Course description & primary learning objectives:
An introduction into agroforestry systems, the course will be aimed at participants who have basic natural science and land management knowledge (forestry, agriculture, biology etc.). The course aims to introduce agroforestry systems as an innovative and flexible approach to land management and introduce methods of studying such systems

Learning methods:
Lectures, invited speakers, Q&A, ask the author sessions, discussion, training events in local cluster hubs

Expected learning outcomes:
Participants are expected to be able to assess various examples of agroforestry systems and work within them to understand the dynamics and interactions that occur between tree, crop and/or livestock in both physical and social realms. It is intended that such an introduction into the topic will inspire continued learning within this field of research.

Target group:
MSc and PhD students and early-stage researchers from SADC countries with basic knowledge in natural sciences and land management

Additional information:
The language of instruction is English.


University of Freiburg
Centrum für Energietechnologie Brandenburg (CEBra)
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)