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Food & Innovation in Rural Transition: The Tuscany Case

University of Pisa
Length: 28 days
Education level: Summer / Short course
Location: Tuscany
Language: English
Application deadline: 2 weeks before the starting date

Program description

Program description

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:

  1. Small farms and interconnection with (peri)urban areas
  2. Small farms and political agenda
  3. Small farms, economic viability and socio-cultural suitability
  4. 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

Admission requirements

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

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University of Pisa

Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy

Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is an internationally-renown public institution, ranking among the top eight Italian universities and top 300 universities world-wide. The university has 20 departments with many high-level research centers, such as: Agriculture Astrophysics Computer science...


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University of Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa
Italy

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