Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Climate-Smart Agriculture - From fundamentals to application

Date: 21 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
Location: Wageningen University

Agriculture and climate change are closely interrelated: climate is a main determinant of agricultural production while agriculture is responsible for approximately one third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an increasingly appreciated approach that aims at ensuring food security, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the resilience of agricultural systems to climate change. CSA is facing various challenges that could hamper its implementation including its scope and meaning, enhancing synergies and reducing trade-offs, the identification of climate smart practices, the realization of a conducive policy environment, and the design and implementation of context-specific solutions.

This course addresses the interlinked challenges of agriculture and climate change in a holistic manner approaching CSA from various perspectives including animal & plant sciences, politics & governance, and business & finance in an interdisciplinary manner. It will provide participants with an overview of the up-to-date knowledge about CSA, demonstrate the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs. It will provide ample opportunities to network with experts and fellow candidates from around the world in the field of CSA.

Course Frequencyt.b.d.
Target groupThe course is aimed at PhD candidates and other academics
Intended credits2 ECTS
Course organisationThe C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC)
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