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Workshop: Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies
Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies
Tuesday April 2, 2019 Image: IGZ
All day event


April 2, 2019
April 3, 2019


Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 1
Bonn, 53173 Germany
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llThe Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), and Welthungerhilfe organize a two-day international and interdisciplinary workshop workshop in Bonn on April 2 and 3 on “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies”.  

  • Call for papers is open until February 22, 2019 (see details below).
  • Registration for the workshop will be open in March.

The workshop

The two-day workshop will be hosted at the office of Welthungerhilfe in Bonn, Germany, and will precede the second Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) Network meeting on 4 April 2019. The objective of the workshop is to advance the knowledge of home and school gardens, resilience, food security, and related interventions. The organizers would like to deepen the understanding of how informal small-scale home gardening acts as a coping strategy to strengthen the food and nutritional security and resilience of vulnerable households living under extreme uncertainty. In addition, it would be interesting to learn more about how home and school gardens may have positive effects beyond their immediate outcomes (food security and nutrition), such as on women empowerment.

The workshop is open to participants from governments, international organizations, NGOs or other stakeholders. Registration for participation without presenting a paper will open in March 2019. More information on the website.

Call for papers

IGZ, IAMO and Welthungerhilfe invite researchers to submit original research papers for presentation at this international and interdisciplinary workshop on “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies”.

Submitted papers should address empirical research questions at the interface of life sciences, nutritional sciences, agricultural and horticultural sciences, development economics, rural sociology, anthropology and disaster research in these and related research domains, using quantitative or qualitative methods:

  1. Determinants of food insecurity and malnutrition (triple burden) in emergencies;
  2. Agricultural practices, food security and the role of home and school gardens in emergencies;
  3. The effects of food insecurity in emergencies, especially on vulnerable groups such as women, infants and children or the displaced;
  4. Impact evaluations of home and school garden interventions for emergency agriculture, food security and nutrition;
  5. The role of home and school gardens in transition economies; and
  6. New and emerging data sources, indicators, methods and techniques.

The call is aimed at researchers working in Germany or abroad in any academic discipline and at any level of seniority. Preference will be given to empirical papers and those which have not yet been published in an academic journal.
Submissions may consist of complete papers or of extended abstracts of 2-3 pages. Papers for submission should be written in English and submitted as a single PDF file with a maximum file size of 5MB. Limited travel funding is available, so please inform the organizers if you require any financial support in your submission. There are no registration fees for presenting authors. Please also attach a short CV in
PDF format and send the whole submission by email to Ms. L. Schmidt at . The deadline for the submission of papers is February 22, 2019. Notifications about decisions taken will be circulated in early March.

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