“Food security in a changing world – how can animal breeders contribute?” is the key question during the Summer course Animal Breeding and Genetics. The course is meant for students who would like to learn more about various issues that are important for the implementation of sustainable breeding programs for farm animals, with a focus on both developed and developing countries and from a global perspective.
What you will learn
After the course, students are able to:
- Understand the concept of global sustainable food security
- Identify the competing claims with respect to sustainable food security
- Explain how animal production can contribute to sustainable food security
- Explain how animal breeding can contribute to sustainable food security
- Have a clear understanding that animal breeding in developing countries is different from animal breeding in developed countries
- Conceptualize a research program that contributes to food security and meets the local environment and market conditions
Meet the lecturers
The course consists of four types of education: lectures, case studies, literature discussions and a individual assignment.
Scientists with extensive experience in this domain give lectures and supervise students during their case studies.