Landscape 2021 - Diversity for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture

20-22 September 2021 - ONLINE CONFERENCE

Registration for conference participation including signing up for masterclasses is open until 15 August 2021 (flyer)


Donation for CO2 compensation:
In order to offset the carbon footprint of virtual conferencing, Landscape2021 will support a regional climate protection project. You can support this effort by including a small donation when registering for the conference.

Landscape 2021 will bring together scientists from across disciplines with key actors to explore whether and how diversity and diversification can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Promising approaches reduce trade-offs between high productivity and use of external resources, the provisioning of ecosystem services, biodiversity and soil health as well as robust economic perspectives, social justice, cultural values and recreational opportunities. We hypothesise that while diversification provides sustainable solutions at different scales, it is the landscape or territoriales scale where synergies and trade-offs between social and environmental objectives become tangible. Conference contributions will include research from natural and social sciences, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches on topics related to the diversification of crop and livestock production systems across scales.

27 sessions that have been selected and are organised in six clusters:

Sessions highlight the state of the art in agricultural landscape research and promote critical exchange on pathways to more resilient and sustainable agriculture. Each session will last 90 minutes and include 3-6 presentations (decided by session organisers).

11 Masterclasses are organised, each will last 3 hours and host about 15-40 participants (prior registration). Masterclasses are interactive sessions to show, learn and discuss new tools, methods or emerging topics in hands-on intensity. They attract senior and junior researchers alike and are an excellent way to spread and test scientific ideas and to reinforce scientific networking. Conference participants are asked to sign up to one of the parallel masterclasses when registering to the conference.

A special marketplace with participation of key actors will be dedicated to presentation and discussion of research products for utilization in practice and policy, such as apps, decision support systems, knowledge systems, new co-operations and the like. (Key actors include farmers, policy representatives and business developing solutions for practice, multipliers and journalists.)

Organisation of post-conference workshops is possible (September 23rd, 2021).

Important dates

Mai 15, 2021 Registration open
July 15, 2021 Submission deadline: Post-conference workshops and market booth presentations
July 15, 2021 Registration deadline for paper and poster presenters and for masterclass participation
July 31, 2021 Final program published
August 15, 2021 Registration deadline for non presenters
September 20-22, 2021 Landscape 2021 conference
September 23, 2021 Post-conference workshops

Conference publication

Book of abstracts

A book of abstracts will be published electronically and will be available online on the conference website.

Special issues

Information about special issues based on this conference will be announced here.

Conference chairs

Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Feindt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


Landscape 2021 is funded by

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - project number 470007997

Landscape 2021 is supported by

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin