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The International Conference on “Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management” Ç eşme – İzmir, TURKEY, 15-17 May 2012

The scientific and organizing committee invites you to participate the 8th International Soil Science Congress (ISSC) which will be held in Çeşme,Izmir, TURKEY from 15-17 May 2012.
The 8th ISSC is also hosting the 6th International Conference on Land Degredation (ICLD).

Please visit our web site for the call for papers and any additional information you may wish to find about the congress.

First Announcement_ISSC (dragged).pdf


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Tropentag 2011 Call for Student Reporters

The 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.

Tropentag, ( the conference on tropical and subtropical agriculture and resource managament is an annual conference organised by ATSAF e.V. in collaboration with European universities since 1197. In 2011, the Tropentag takes place in Bonn, Germany, with participants coming from almost 70 countries. The keynote speakers are among others Gordon R. Conway (Imperial College London), Rattan Lal (Ohio State University), Tewolde Berhan (World Future Council), Ravinder Raul Singh Malik (IWMI), and Carla Roncoli (University of Georgia).

To increase the outreach of the event, the ATSAF e.V. with support of the Robert-Bosch Foundation, the fiat panis Foundation and the Böll Foundation, invites students to give an account of the event as student reporters.

Be a student reporter at the Tropentag 2011!
As a student reporte, you will attaend an introduction to communication through the world wide web in a 2 day workshop in September / October 2011. From 5-7 October 2011, the reporters will work in a interdisciplinary team of 12 international students who continuously contribute to a multi-author blog with text and visual content. In this blog the student reporters will summarise the discussions and report on recent trends, hot topics or emerging issues during the whole conference.

Deadline for application is 1 July 2011.
The application is open to students affiliated to a European university with great interest in the Tropentag topics. Applicants should be fluent in English and have basic experience in interview and writing techniques and/or knowledge in the use of Web 2.0 social networks.

ATSAF e.V. covers the travel to and from Bonn (low emission transportation means are strongly suggested), accommodation and registration fee of the conference.
Please apply with a short CV outlining your experience in the relevant fields and a motivation letter (maximum 0.5 page). Please also state which topic of the conference you would be most interested in reporting on: (1) Marginal land and marginal people; (2) Development on the margin and nature protection; (3) Resource use and ecosystem services; (4) Perspective for development on the margin; (5) keynote presentations.
If you are interested/skilled in using visual media or social media, please also state this in your application.

For more information, contact ATSAF e.V. at studentreporter

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Biodynamic Party in Witzenhausen on the 29th of June

Students and graduates of Witzenhausen and friends of the FG Biodynamic.
on June 29th from 6 to 8pm there will be an adoption of the FG Biodynamic.
Students and friends of the FG are welcome.

This will be a chance to look back an what we have accomplished.
Many will look back and talk about their work.

There will be music, a camp fire and a grill party.

This will take place in Witzenhausen on AmSande at the FG Agricultural Engineering.

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Witzenhausen Summer Party on July 15.

On July, 15 there will be the big summer semester end party jointly organized by the different organizations and groups of the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences.
It would be great if the international student community would also take a share and get active here. – Maybe in providing music, international food or what ever you may fancy.

Please feel free to join in and represent the international students and make yourself visible as an important part of our community.

The next meeting will be Wednesday June 15 at 11.30-13.00,
Konferenceroom Steinstraße

Go to the next meeting and take part.

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Table Tennis competition and BBQ in Am Sande Saturday 18.06.11

As we talked with some of you before, for next weekend we would like to run a table tennis competition among international students.There will be also BBQ outside tennis room, so ASV will provide drinks (beer, juice,soft drinks…) and some snacks.You can bring your own meet and vegetables so we can have BBQ, TT competition and wonderful time together.

For fore those who would like to participate in table tennis competition, they should register via sending email to me and giving their names and study program (PhD students just need to mention PhD instead of program).All students who are participating in international programs are highly welcome to participate in this tournament.Please register on time so we can set the groups in advance.There will be very small fee for registration (0.50 Euro) which will be collected at that day.

Details of event:

When: Saturday 18.06.11
What time:2 pm
Where: Am Sande, Tennis room

Please bring your own food for BBQ

Requirements for TT competition:

1-Registration via sending your data (Name and study program) to this email :bahramfazli
2-Please send your email under this subject: TT competition
3-Deadline for registration is 15.06.11 (Wednesday). Would be fine if we get your data as early as possible.
4-We will provide pair of bats. You are also welcome to bring yours if you have.
5-Registration fee is 50 cents.No worries about this fee. It will be compensate in another way.

Those who win the tournament (1st to 3rd person) will be prized by ASV.
1st person will gain a voucher with a value of 25 euro and can get any products from Uni-Kassel shop
2nd person will gain a voucher with a value of 20 euro and can get any products from Uni-Kassel shop3rd person will gain a voucher with the value of 15 euro and can get any products from Uni-Kassel shop

You can find variety of offers from Uni-Kassel shop in following address:

Looking forward to get most of you in this tournament and having a real international event.