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The annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development (TROPENTAG) is jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, ZALF e.V. (all Germany), Ghent University (Belgium), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria), and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Fund International Agricultural Research (FIA).

Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide.

Nasanjargal Garmaa from our Mongolia office was invited to attend the conference which took place from 14-16 September, hosted in Prague. The conference was attended by 800 participants from all over the world. Nasanjargal gave a presentation about water management strategies and impacts in rural areas of Mongolia. Her presentation was well-received and helped provide an introduction to issues affecting Mongolia. Following the conference, Nasanjargal joined with some of the African participants to visit DITSL, the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture.