Summer school ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture: from fundamentals to application’

Published on
June 1, 2016

From 21 August until 26 August 2016 Wageningen University is organizing the summer school ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture: from fundamentals to application’.

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an increasingly appreciated approach that aims at ensuring food security, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the resilience of agricultural systems to climate change. Despite its promises CSA is facing various challenges that could hamper its implementation including its scope, synergies and trade-offs among the different aims, and context-specificity of solutions.

This interdisciplinary Summer School addresses the interlinked challenges of agriculture and climate change in a holistic manner by approaching CSA from various perspectives including animal & plant sciences, politics & governance, and business & finance. It provides participants with an overview of the up-to-date knowledge about CSA, demonstrates the opportunities regarding CSA, and address challenges and trade-offs. The summer school offers ample opportunities to network with experts and fellow candidates from around the world in the field of CSA. 

The course is composed of a series of lectures, subsequent discussions, a poster session, and group work activities. For more information and/or registration, see the PE&RC website.