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Food Security Summer Courses

Summer courses in collaboration with New Orleans’ Tulane University

Fully credited academic summer courses have been offered since 2007, which teach:

  • Factors determining food security, including climate change, loss of biodiversity and persistent gender inequality
  • Policies, mechanisms and the evolution of food aid
  • The basics of humanitarian aid programmes, including data collection methodologies, information systems for decision-making, logistics, and assessment models

Characteristics of local vs. global food systems, including differences (economic, financial, environmental impact and governance) between small-scale, organic and agribusiness models

Many students are now involved in local sustainable development projects (e.g.: promotion of female food production through farmers’ markets, promotion of Italian food quality in Europe) or in international development (WFP, FAO, WV, etc.)