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IGFS 611 Advanced Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture (3 credits)

Offered by: Inst. of Global Food Security (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

IGFS : A comprehensive view and understanding of world issues (agronomic, environmental and socio-economic) affecting development, poverty, hunger and food security. Topics cover rural development; soil and water management; climate change; demographic issues; gender equality; fair-trade food; plant and animal resources conservation; bio-products and biofuels; and economic and environmental issues - especially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Globalization, sustainable development in agriculture, technology transfer and human-resources needs for rural development. Students attend guest lectures, interact with domain experts, and participate in round-table discussions. Students prepare a development project in the form of a funding application, following the norms of an established agency.

Terms: Winter 2023

Instructors: Vasseur, Elsa (Winter)

  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking AGRI 411

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