Welcome to ATSAF e. V.

ATSAF is a scientific society for internationally oriented agricultural and ecosystem research in Germany.

ATSAF brings together scientists and development experts from the fields of agricultural sciences, ecology, veterinary medicine, nutrition, forestry, fisheries and other basic disciplines with a focus on

development-oriented research
for countries in the tropics, subtropics and transition regions

ATSAF informs, promotes multidisciplinary research, networks members with cooperation partners, increases public awareness, intensifies communication, takes a stand and creates identity for all those interested in these issues, especially students and young scientists.

ATSAF actively supports the yearly Tropentag, supports students interested in science journalism, awards congress travel grants, initiates expert discussions, and forms competence teams.

ATSAF in one and a half minutes – The Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research presents itself in its new image film.


The ATSAF Honorary award for life’s work (Veronica atsafii H.) went in 2019 to Ann Waters-Bayer in recognition of her many years of commitment to development-oriented agricultural research – in particular her outstanding commitment to the equal involvement of smallholders in research projects as well as to the promotion of young scientists and international networking.