SOAS Summer School in Food and Nutrition in Development

Date and Time: 

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, August 11, 2017 - 17:00

Programme Description: The Summer School on Food and Nutrition and Development is designed for students, academics and practitioners interested in gaining knowledge on food, nutrition and health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The course will cover three areas: global food, nutrition and health-related challenges facing low and middle-income countries; key aspects of changing food systems and the politics of food; responses to hunger, malnutrition and poor health. The course will offer theoretical aspects combined with case studies and methods to start approaching complex aspects of food systems, malnutrition, and heath in LMICs. It is aimed at providing knowledge on fundamental debates in these areas of study and policy making and, crucially, at stimulating critical thinking on these issues. The contents draw on a range of disciplinary perspectives, such as political economy, nutritional science and anthropology. The summer school includes lectures followed by tutorials, interactive activities and talks from experts in relevant fields. Highlights from the program: - Cold chains in Thailand: in conversation with Prof. Jane Dixon (Australian National University). - Field trips to Livestock Production Units (joint activity with IFSTAL). - Kupanda: a role-game on Seasonality, Livelihoods and Nutrition. Participants are not require to have prior qualifications in economics. Please refer to the link below for further details.


SOAS, University of London


Summer School Convenors: Dr. Deborah Johnston (SOAS) Lorena Lombardozzi (SOAS) Fiorella Picchioni (SOAS) The Summer School offers a wide range of lectures and seminars delivered by lecturers and practitioners from SOAS and other institutions