Food & Innovation in Rural Transition: The Tuscany CaseUniversity of Pisa
Food & Innovation in Rural Transition: The Tuscany Case - Summer Course
Through this summer course from University of Pisa, students will explore if and how small farms impact sustainable rural transition while contributing to food provisioning and acquisition. Four main themes will frame the curriculum:
- Small farms and interconnection with (peri)urban areas
- Small farms and political agenda
- Small farms, economic viability and socio-cultural suitability
- Small farms and the environment
Discussing a selection of case studies in Tuscany, students will debate on a range of concepts throughout the program, including:
- Transition and sustainable development in rural areas and in agriculture
- Rural-urban divide and bridge
- Policies for rural areas and small farms
- Small farming, concepts and (economic, social, environmental) implications
- Multifunctional agriculture: concepts and implications
- Social learning approach to innovation
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a Bachelor degree
- Have knowledge of agricultural and rural development elements, and Community Agricultural Policy (CAP)
- Have a good grasp on the English language
Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy
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