ZEF-IPADS symposium at the University of Tokyo strenghtens cooperation

ZEF-students with Dr. Günther Manske

Cooperation between ZEF and IPADS
ZEF and the International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS) of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Tokyo organized a joint symposium on "One Health for Africa and Asia" in the context of the strategic partnership between the institutes and the University of Bonn and the University of Tokyo. The symposium took place at the University of Tokyo in the Nakashima Hall of the Faculty of Agriculture from March 21-23, 2017.

Symposium: One Health approach for Africa and Asia
The symposium’s overall topic was “One Health approach for Africa and Asia – on-site innovation in health, nutrition, and agriculture for rural communities”. Four doctoral students from ZEF were attending the symposium, together with around 40 students and professors from the University of Tokyo.
Read a full report about the symposium here.

ZEF students visit IPADS
Four ZEF doctoral students Mr. Powell Mponela from Malawi, Ms. Juliet Wanjiku Kamau from Kenya, Ms. Bibiana Betancur Corredor from Colombia and Ms. Shova Shrestha from Nepal visited ZEF’s partner institute IPADS for a 10-day study trip (March 12-23, 2017). They attended the ZEF-IPADS Symposium on One Health and participated in joint seminars with IPADS students and in excursions to field sites. 

Read more about the experiences of the ZEF students on the
ZEF-IPADS Website:

Excursion to Chichibu
Crop modelling session near Tokyo

Read an interview with ZEF-Director Christian Borgemeister on the IPADS Website.