Making science work for development

Summer School: Food and Nutrition in Development

24 July - 11 August 2017

This course is designed for students, academics and practitioners interested in gaining knowledge on food, nutrition and health in low and miccle-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 health 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.