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CMRA 2021 Summer School

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 12 @ 5:00 pm

Modelling approaches for climate risk and climate change adaptions in the context of sustainable intensification in semi-arid West Africa

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.

Applications are invited from highly-motivated middle stage PhD students and postdocs from West Africa and Germany with a background in agricultural or environmental sciences and some prior modelling experience.

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.

Offered in French and English, the course will combine lectures with international experts, together with hands-on tutorials, and group work and discussions. The maximum number of participants is 26.


The summer school has been planned for September 5–12, 2021 ( Please note that depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves, the time and/or location might still need to be changed)


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


Travel costs, visa fees (if required), food and accommodation will be covered for successful applicants.

The Summer School is financially supported by the:

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September 5 @ 8:00 am
September 12 @ 5:00 pm
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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)