Food Safety & Security
Food Safety & Security
Program Dates: July 1-July 31, 2020 (Aug 2 for Arava Institute students)
Academic Credits: 2 credits per course, 3 courses possible
The Food Safety & Security Summer Institute is a unique program offering graduate-level students the tools to meet the growing need for a new generation of well-rounded academics who can combine their specific expertise with a broad understanding of food security related issues. Beyond the high level academic courses, students will participate in an exciting social and cultural program that will allow them to interact with other students and to be exposed to Israeli agricultural innovation. The purpose of this program is to explore the many dimensions of food security. Together, students and lecturers from different countries and disciplines develop a new “language” of food security – in a manner of true interdisciplinary education.
2 tracks are offered to give students the ability to delve deeper into specific fields: Agriculture and Policy and Nutrition. These tracks offer students the ability to delve deeper into specific fields. The tracks will begin with an Introduction to Food Security course covering global food security issues ranging from modern approaches to crop development and agro economics to the intersection between health, agriculture, post-harvest, and nutrition.
- Agriculture: The Agriculture Track will cover advanced topics in plant biology including desert agriculture, and plant epigenetics and gene expression in changing environments. Students should hold a BSc degree in plant sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, forestry, or a related field. Students must have a strong background in biology.
- Policy and Nutrition: The Policy and Nutrition Track will cover topics in policy and economics of food security (international development and agricultural economics), and nutrition.. Students should hold an undergraduate degree in any relevant humanities, social sciences or health field, for example: public health, economics, policy, law, geography, international development
In addition to coursework, TAU International offers social activities and trips around the country, such as to the North, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, are conducted by our Madrichim. Precise dates for these will be announced closer to the program start date.
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