Landscape 2021 - Diversity for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture

20-22 September 2021, Berlin, Germany
(subject to corona development hybrid / online)

Call for market place booths and post-conference workshops open until March 1st, 2021

Call for paper opens Januar 15th, 2021 until March 1st, 2021


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.

We call for sessions, masterclasses, and presentations of products about social science and natural science analysis on diversification in:

  • Cropping and grassland systems
  • Farming systems
  • Landscape management systems
  • Public and private governance systems
  • Food systems
  • Cross scale systems

Within these systems, session can have a more thematic, methodological or regional focus. Topics addressing the interface between agricultural and other land uses at landscape level are particularly welcome.

A special market place event 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

September 1st, 2020 Call for sessions, masterclasses, market booth presentations and post-conference workshops opens
November 15th, 2020 Submission deadline: Sessions and masterclasses
December 15th, 2020 Notification of acceptance: Sessions and masterclasses
January 15th, 2021 Call for papers opens, preliminary program published
March 1st, 2021 Submission deadline: Papers and posters, post-conference workshops and market booth presentations
March 1st, 2021 Registration open
April 1st, 2021 Notification of acceptance: Papers and posters, post-conference workshops and market booth presentations
June 15th, 2021 Early bird registration deadline
July 15th, 2021 Final program published
July 15th, 2021 Registration deadline for paper and poster presenters and for masterclass participation
August 15th, 2021 Registration deadline for non presenters
September 20th-22nd, 2021 Landscape 2021 conference
September 23rd, 2021 Post-conference workshops

Conference publication

Two to three special issues based on this conference are planned by the session chairs and scientific committee.


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Landscape 2021 is supported by:

The conference is hold at and sponsored by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.