Agroecology International Summer School, ISARA June 14 -July 18, 2018 in Lyon, France
Academic Program (in English) :
– Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Coursework consists of lectures, case studies,
– field work, excursions (fish pond landscape, mixed crop livestock systems in mountains areas and conservation biological control in vegetal production),
– use of geographical information system, economics,
– agronomy and ecology,
– traditional food systems,
– local food supply chains, personal research study.
Linguistic & Cultural – Visits and events :
– Lyon, UNESCO World Heritage site
– Vallée du Rhône Vineyards
– Cheese makers in the Alps
– Regional companies & industries
– Chocolate factory
– Tasting of traditional French foods
– Dinner in a lyonnaise family
Download the documents on the programme :
Flyer : SUMMER_2018 Flyer
Syllabus : Summer-School-2017-Agroecology-Syllabus -Update 2017-18
More information : ISARA LYON Summer School 2018 PPT Pst
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Are you interested in agroecology systems? And specific in the livestock component? Would you like to broaden and deepen your understanding on this topic from a broad perspective and uropean context? Then this summer school might be something for you. Agroecology is receiving increasing attention as a sustainable solution for future agriculture. Livestock is a key component in agroecological systems. Yet livestock production gives rise to growing concerns about social and environmental consequences. Implementation of the agroecological approach therefore is of growing importance for the future of agriculture, in specific livestock systems.
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