OverviewThe question of how to feed the world, while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time.The next generation of decision makers must take the lead in building sustainable food systems. If you want to be one of these leaders, we invite you to join the World Food System Center’s 2014 summer school in India.Spend the first week in India‘s primary coffee production landscape, and:ETH Zurich Website
- Learn about sustainable agriculture and agroforestry systems. Situated in the Indian state of Karnataka in the Western Ghats, Kodagu (Coorg) is a biodiversity hotspot. It is also India‘s primary coffee growing area which interacts with resource use and food production locally.
- Understand smallholder livelihoods and learn how farm management decisions must balance conflicts between subsistence needs and market integration.
- Discuss environmental and social impacts of food systems in India. Using an integrated, trans-disciplinary approach we will examine interactions across the food system and the crosscutting environmental, social, political and economic contexts.
- Unpack the nexus of urbanization, poverty, nutrition and health.
- Critically reflect on India‘s food and agricultural policies with stakeholders and like-minded, motivated students from India, Switzerland and from around the world.