CMRA 2021 Summer School for West African Postgraduate Students

CMRA 2021 Summer School for West African Postgraduate Students: Are you interested in attending a summer school in Mali? Are you a postgraduate student currently studying in West Africa or Germany? Applications are invited from highly-motivated middle stage Postgraduate (PhD students and postdocs) from West Africa and Germany with a background in agricultural or environmental sciences and some prior modelling experience.

The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) invite applications for an international summer school that will take place at the ICRISAT regional headquarter in Bamako, Mali.

Program Sponsor(s): Rhodes Trust.

Program Location: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bamako, Mali.

Program Type: Fully Funded Summer Program.

Level: Postgraduate and Postdocs

Slots: The maximum number of participants is 26.

Subject Eligibility: Agric. Related.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: West African Students and Germans.


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About the Program:

The summer school aims to enhance awareness of the state of the art in crop modelling for addressing climate risk and sustainable intensification among the region’s next generation of researchers and agricultural policy makers. It is designed to provide students with a broad overview of system’s analysis, best practices in model application climate change impact assessments, as well as emerging applications and challenges for crop modelling to support sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to use crop models in the design and assessment of resilient and productive cropping systems.

Mode of Learning:

Offered in French and English, the course will combine lectures with international experts, together with hands on tutorials, and group work and discussions.


All presentations, made available by lecturers, and selected photos are posted on the website (log will be required).



The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) is the organizer of the summer school. ZALF has long-term research experience on addressing issues related to water, energy, soil, and sustainable agriculture. In particular, it is well-known for its interdisciplinary group of scientists who employ theoretical as well as advanced methodological tools in analyzing agricultural landscapes.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is the hosting institution of the summer school. ICRISAT has significant expertise in cropping system analysis and communicating scientific results.

Application Procedures for the

Interested applicants should: Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline: Not Stated

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