Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling

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MACSUR in collaboration with AgMIP has produced a (virtual) Special Issue of Agricultural Systems, with a selection of papers presented at iCROPM2016 conference at Berlin.
Guest Editors are Claas Nendel (ZALF) and Reimund P. Rötter (University of Göttingen).
Please, check on papers at: SCIENCEDIRECT

Impacts World 2017 Conference: Download the Presentation (Plenary Session 1) by Prof. R. P. Rötter
"State of the art in crop modelling for climate-impact research"

Download and watch it on Youtube

Webinar by our team member Dr. Munir Hoffmann
Youtube - Webinar: Closing Yield Gaps in Oil Palm: Opportunities and Challenges

Recent article of the 3rd Annual Meeting - SPACES - Limpopo Living Landscapes, South Africa in Agrar Aktuell
click here - article Agrar Aktuell WiSe 2016/17 issue 17


Upcoming events

AgMIP logo

24-26 April 2018
San José, Costa Rica

News PBE2018Plant Biology Europe 2018

June 18-21

Tropentag 2018TROPENTAG GHENT 2018

Annual interdisciplinary conference on Research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development

September 17-19, 2018
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium

ICA2018 12th International Conference on Agrophysics: Soil, Plant & Climate

September 17-19 2018
Lublin, Poland

Past events

Guest lecture: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Dippold
Biogeochemistry of Agroecosystems, Department of Crop Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Georg-August-University Göttingen

"More Crop per Drop for Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Rhizosphere Traits to Overcome Multiple Resource Limitation"

1st February 2018
University of Göttingen, Germany
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

3rd Global Foord security conference
3rd International Conference on Global Food Security
3 - 6 December 2017
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Conference Theme: Food Security: Global challenges, local solutions
Aim: Unlocking innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary science and technology
Scope: Activation of all dimensions of sustainable development goals for food security for all

News Pic O.MusshoffGuest speech: Prof. Oliver Mußhoff
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University Göttingen

„Management von Klimarisiken in der Landwirtschaft"
(the presentation will be held in german)
16th November 2017, 14:15 - 15:45
University of Göttingen, Germany
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Grisebachstraße 6, room 3.143

News Pic J.OdhiamboGuest speech: Prof. Jude Odhiambo
Soil Science of Agriculture, University of Venda

„Research initiatives to alleviate soil fertility management challenges and constraints faced by smallholder farmers in Limpopo province, South Africa"

2nd November 2017, 14:15 - 15:45
University of Göttingen, Germany
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Grisebachstraße 6, room 3.143

IAPNLogo“IAPN in Dialogue: Palm oil is part of our daily lives – how can a sustainable cultivation of oil palms be developed?”
8th November 2017
University of Göttingen, Germany
Room L 01, Von-Siebold-Straße 8

Dr. Hsiao-Hang Tao (TROPAGS) will be speaking at IAPN in Dialogue
"Selected results of trials on sustainable palm oil nutrient management"

Counting the true costs of climate change: The international conference on climate-change impacts for scientists & stakeholders

Imapctsworld2017logo11. - 13. October 2017
Potsdam, Germany
Impacts World 2017 Conference Trailer

Impacts World is the leading international conference covering the diversity and depth of climate-impacts research today. In 2017, the conference will be dedicated to counting the true costs of climate change, by considering four key challenges for aggregating and quantifying climate-change risks and impacts.

    Keynote Speaker:
  • In Plenary Session 1, Prof. R. P. Rötter
    "State of the art in crop modelling for climate-impact research"
  • Overview of all Plenaries


TROPAGSLOGOnewsCollaborative Workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
13 - 14 September 2017
Rehovot, Israel

Barley yield and water use under anticipated future climate – linking modelling, phenotyping and experimentation

to push our research foci and goals, TROPAGS stages an collaborative Workshop with scientists from Jerusalem, Finland and Spain. Flyer

Senthold AssengGuest speech: Prof. Dr. Senthold Asseng
University of Florida, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
14 June 2017
von-Siebold-Str. 8, Göttingen

"Effects of climate change on global wheat production and food security"
presentation download - click here

Christoph MüllerGuest speech: Dr. Christoph Müller
PIK, Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities
7 June 2017
Grisebachstraße 6, Göttingen
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,

"Global gridded crop modelling: methodology, evaluation and applications"
presentation download - click here

Macsur conference
MACSUR Science Conference
22. - 24. May 2017
Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

The conference will be a summit of the international community of
agricultural (crop, livestock and trade) modellers as well as of stakeholders from any segments of agriculture.

GlobalFood Symposium 2017
28 - 29 April 2017
Göttingen, Germany
The aim of this Symposium is to discuss new research findings and policy challenges related to the global agri-food system transformation
2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference
26 - 28 March 2017
Meliá Sitges, Sitges, Spain

Climate ready resource use-efficient crops to sustain food and nutritional security

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Dr. R.P. Rötter, Head of Department (TROPAGS),
"Progress in modelling agricultural impacts of and adaptations to climate change"

3. nacht des Wissens
3rd Nacht des Wissens
21. January 2017

The university, University Medical Center Göttingen and Göttingen Campus is opening their doors for visitors of all ages. It offers an exciting insight into the world of science (science slams, presentations, participative actions, guided tours, workshops, movies, experiments and much more).

  • the Division Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling will organize a tropical experience event in the greenhouse
  • more...

R.RoetterfuerNeuigkeitenInaugural lecture: Prof. Dr. Reimund P. Rötter
7. December 2016
Von-Siebold-Str. 8, Göttingen
room L 01, 16:15 - 17:45

Adapting agriculture to a changing climate - challenges for systems research and modelling
Moderation: Prof. Dr. J. Isselstein
click here to download the presentation

VortragGoeWagVortrag: Prof. Dr. M. van Ittersum
(Wageningen University, Plant Sciences, Plant Production Systems)

21. November 2016
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, Göttingen
Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude,105, 18:15 - 19:45 Uhr

Sustainable intensification: the fine line between myopia and utopia
Moderation: Prof. Dr. R.P. Rötter
click here to download the presentation

New Name for our Division (since November 2016):
the former Crop Production Systems in the Tropics is now

Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling (TROPAGS)

4th regional conference of the states, northern areas of Germany and Berlin
2. November 2016
Hannover, Germany
flyer - pdf

Die Zukunft der norddeutschen Regionen - Strategien und Maßnahmen zur Anpassung an die Folgen des Klimawandels

tropentag logoTropentag 2016
18 - 21 September 2016
Vienna, Austria

Oral presentation on ´Understanding yield constraints to guide climate change adaptation for Arabica coffee on Mt. Elgon, Uganda` by
A.S. Soler

lll spaces stakeholder logos
3rd Annual Meeting - SPACES - Limpopo Living Landscapes
17 - 21 August 2016
Mpumalanga, South Africa

Stakeholder and participants workshop of SPACES-LLL project funded by the BMBF with the title: "Understanding the dynamics of ecological and cultural landscapes, in the face of global change, in the northern Limpopo region of South Africa".

Agmip workshop 140AgMIP GLOBAL WORKSHOP
Seeking Sustainable Agricultural Solutions
28 - 30 June 2016
Montpellier, France

Oral presentation on ´Modelling nitrogen dynamics including leaching in intensive crop rotations on productive organic-sandy soils after the break-up of grassland`
by Hoffmann M.P., Rötter R.P., et al.

climate change conferenceADAPTATION FUTURES 2016
4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
13 - 15 May 2016
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Livestream of session on ´Adapting farming systems to climate variability and change in Europe: the MACSUR experience` organized by Prof. Dr. R.P. Rötter

Science Session Report of session on ´Adapting farming systems to climate variability and change in Europe: the MACSUR experience` organized by Prof. Dr. R.P. Rötter

International Crop Modellling Symposium
15 - 17 March 2016
Berlin, Germany

Presentation of first results from SPACES-LLL project
´Vulnerability of grain maize yield under meteorological droughts: a comparison of commercial and subsistence farms in South Africa`
by Zhao G., Hoffmann M.P., et al.