Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems for a Food Secure Future

Do you want to learn how to design interventions, strategies and policies for resilient and sustainable food systems in your local context? Do you want to better understand the global future challenges of food production, the effects on different scales of farming and how to apply a systems dynamics approach for analysing food systems? Then this course is of interest to you.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 13 March 2023 until Fri 7 April 2023

What will you learn?

In this course, your knowledge and skills will be strengthened. After this course, you will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of how global development trends and challenges affect farming practices and policies at local and national levels;
  • Be able to use various tools and techniques to analyse food systems and to identify critical issues for change;
  • Be able to develop innovative and practical oriented interventions, strategies and policies for transition to resilient and sustainable food systems, which are socially, economically and ecologically balanced;
  • Understand the role of stakeholders and involve them in making food systems more resilient and sustainable.

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For who is this course?

We invite technical staff, policymakers, scientists, private sector professionals and programme/project managers who want to build resilient and sustainable food systems in their home countries, to enrol. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification and preferably several years of work experience in the agricultural domain.

Course programme in more detail

Duration 4 weeks
Study load 80 hours - evenly divided
Programme Synchronous: three sessions a week, second week only 2 sessions (4 to 6 hours per week); Online a-synchronous: group work (2-4 hours per week); Self-paced on the platform: (3-5 hours per week)
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The world is changing and becoming more unpredictable and uncontrollable. This holds for both social and natural conditions, with climate change and globalisation being major drivers of change in the world. People around the world are increasingly exposed to extreme weather events, economic crises, food crises, disease epidemics, social instability and political conflicts.

The resulting insecurity not only affects the global social and economic systems, but also (the local) food systems and their farmers who stand at the basis of food production.

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Application for this course

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