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Feeding the Billions: Challenges and Innovation in Food and Water Security (VU Amsterdam Summer School)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary 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. How?
Course description 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?
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, group discussion, group assignment, individual assignment, literature study, tutorial, self study
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About the institution

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Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.

Admission

Admission requirements
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Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
20 Jul 2019 1 May 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1150€ 1150€ 1150

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