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From field to school and school to field

Published: 03 February 2023
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Read a new blog post by Anudini, former intern at SLU Global, about the connection between food security and education.

"In 2022, the world population reached eight billion, which is more than double the population fifty years ago. Simultaneously, global food production has also been increased to feed the growing number of mouths. Future professionals thus need a revised set of skills and approaches to address emerging challenges in agrifood systems. Some of the most debated topics related to this need are how tertiary-level education in agrifood systems can prepare future graduates to meet the demanding competencies and how to bridge the gap between theory and practice to uphold sustainable agriculture and food systems..."

Read the full blog post at the SIANI web site:

This blog post is written by Anudini Wijayarathna, MSc with a Major in Rural Development, SLU. The content is based on the designs and outcomes of the NextFood project for Innovative Science & Education for Sustainable Agriculture case study 1: ‘Agroecology: Action Learning in Farming and Food Systems (Norway)’. The NextFood project was financed by the European Commission through Horizon2020 and coordinated by the Department of People and Society at SLU in Alnarp.

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