What are the paths of women and girls into science, where are the opportunities and barriers for a scientific career in Germany and Ethiopia and what are the very personal experiences on this path? On the occasion of the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science", female colleagues from the DBFZ and HTW Berlin got together for a virtual discussion as part of the Ethiopia project "ETH-Soil". (GERMAN LANGUAGE)


Dr. Annett Pollex, DBFZ (Thermochemical Conversion Department)
Prof. Dr. Asnakech Lass-Seyoum (HTW Berlin)
Uta Schmieder, DBFZ (Bioenergy Systems Department, Policy Advice)
Felix Thiel, DBFZ (Project leader ETH-Soil)


We celebrate World Soil Day on December 5. It is a day created by the United Nations to raise awareness about soil degradation around the globe, and make clear the threat that unchecked soil degradation poses to ecosystems and people. read more



In the presence of the Ethiopian Ambassador, H.E. Mulu Solomon Bezuneh, representatives of the Saxon State Chancellery and project managers from DBFZ, the official launch of the "ETH-Soil" project for soil improvement in Ethiopia took place on 6 September. The aim of the five-year project coordinated by DBFZ is to improve food security in three pilot regions in the Oromia region of Ethiopia through the application of biofertilisers from pyrolysis and biogas plants. read more




During his visit to the DBFZ, Member of the German Bundestag Carsten Körber (CDU) accompanied by Mr Christoph Schmitt (Saxon State Chancellery) informed himself on 17 August in Leipzig about the scope, details and concrete research developments of the large Ethiopia project "ETH-Soil". The project, coordinated by the DBFZ and running for 5 1/2 years, aims to improve food security in three pilot regions of the Oromia region/Ethiopia through the application of biofertiliser from pyrolysis and biogas plants. With a total budget of 18.4 million euros, the project is the DBFZ's largest single project to date. We sincerely thank MdB Körber for his extensive support!

Videostatement from Carsten Körber (Member of the German Bundestag)


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