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In this Feeding the Billions - Challenges and Innovation in Food and Water Security course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you examine a range of approaches towards food and water security, from international policy agreements to community-based activities. 

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Overview

We are looking forward to welcoming you to VU Amsterdam Summer School! Previous students exclaimed finding our summer school absolutely wonderful, interesting and fun yet also tremendously helpful for their professional and academic careers.

We understand the situation is very uncertain and we therefore offer free cancellation and a full refund until 1 May. Are you ready to unlock your potential?

There are 7 billion people to feed today, and this number is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050. This implies that more food is needed; more food means that more water is required for crop and livestock production. But how secure are our supplies of food and water? 

More specifically, what are the differences among regions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia? What is the impact of climate change and what are the implications of current migration and urbanization trends for food, nutrition and water security? Agriculture is the biggest user of water on the globe, requiring large quantities of water for irrigation and production processes. How can food production be made more efficient, without compromising our water resources and the environment in general? Who are the key stakeholders in this domain and what is the role of the market in food production technologies and innovation?

Join the Feeding the Billions - Challenges and Innovation in Food and Water Security  course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to learn more.

At the end of this course you will:

  • Better understand food and water security, its context (local to global), major challenges, innovative solutions and policies.
  • Understand and can explain major concepts and theories in this field.
  • Be able to select and apply appropriate transdisciplinary approaches in food and water security research, including the use of data-collection, analysis and presentation tools.
  • Have acquired the computational skills needed to process relevant data, evaluate outputs and synthesize the overall outcome.
  • Possess the communication skills needed to participate in current debates in the field of food and water security. 

Programme Structure

  • Theory is combined with practice in the lectures, the discussions and the excursions, with all providing concrete examples of how issues of food and water security are being analysed and addressed in various regions, at various levels and by various actors from science and society.
  • Food and water security is a major theme at VU Amsterdam, where it is embedded in the teaching and research work of the Centre for International Cooperation (CIS-VU) and the Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies, a joint initiative of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) and the Athena Institute of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW).

Audience

Students and professionals with an interest in food and water security issues.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

3 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Transcript of records (a print screen of your most recent grades is sufficient and needs to include your name and the name of your University)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.

€850-€1150

Funding

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