"Act now for a sustainable future; climate action is imperative." - Al Gore

As climate change intensifies, the workshop offered by the Technical University of Munich focuses on Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA), sustainable intensification, and mitigation strategies for global food security. It emphasizes the interplay between CSA, biodiversity, and the bioeconomy to align agricultural systems with socio-economic and environmentally sustainable practices. The workshop aims to address climate-resilient agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and bioeconomy developments, fostering the implementation of empirical methods in environmental economics research. It stands as a pivotal platform for urgently tackling pressing global challenges related to climate change and sustainability.

Participation criteria

The Workshop is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students in applied social and life sciences or related fields (economics, agriculture, environmental science, and sustainable development, management) from universities and research institutes in Colombia and Germany.

As all activities will take place in English. Basic knowledge in R is strongly recommended.

Minimum requirements

In order to apply for the Workshop, applicants must provide:

  • Application form (download here)
  • A motivation letter (1-page max.)
  • Short CV (2 pages max)

Please send all documents together in one pdf-file to Dr. Maria Vrachioli maria.vrachioli@tum.de

Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2024

Admission notification: March 20th, 2024


The Workshop is free of charge and is fully funded by the Academic Network for Evaluating the Impact of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Colombia through NetCSA-Bio, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and DLR Projektträger, and the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Minciencias).

A very small number of partial travel grants is available for students from German institutes. Please indicate on the application form whether you would like to apply for a scholarship.

For further information, please contact Dr. Maria Vrachioli maria.vrachioli@tum.de