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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.).

The XIII Food Security and Resilience summer school will take place from 25 May to 5 June 2020. Have a look at the flyer of our 2019 edition here.