Food security & climate change

Sustainable and resilient food systems in vulnerable areas, Phillipines, July 15-31, 2019

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The Bicol Region in the Philippines is increasingly affected by climate change - floods, droughts, typhoons, and erosion challenge the resilience and sustainability of agro-food systems. We will assess the current state of agro-food systems considering ecological, social and economic dimensions. Together with local stakeholders, we will then explore pathways for the future that could strengthen resilience and sustainability. Join us and be part of a real-life educational opportunity on sustainability and climate change. You will work in interdisciplinary teams with European and Asian participants, farmers, and stakeholders in the Philippines to explore the sustainability of different palm oil production regimes. We have 8 slots open for selected students of all study programs at BOKU, GCUA-member universities, agrinatura and Austrian universities. The summer school is part of the Food Security & Climate Change initiative co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.  Find further details on the application procedure and the course on BOKUonline, Course No.169.004. Terms and conditions apply.  Cost:
1. Students have to cover their own international travel to<>from the Philippines (Manila)
2. The participation fee is 400€ for BOKU/GCUA/Austrian/agrinatura students. As this fee is already highly subsidized, we cannot provide further scholarships.  Download the application form here. Deadline for applications: May 1, 2019 For any questions, please contact the BOKU Coordinator, Lorenz Probst (lorenz.probst(at)