Sustainable Food Systems in Thailand Info Session

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Join CGIS International Programs Advisor, Cristina Zamarron and representatives from the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute Thailand as they will discuss one of CGIS's newest programs Sustainable Food Systems and Ecology in Chaing Mai, Thailand!!

This 3-week, 3-credit Maize Away program examines the issues in sustainable food production in Thailand. Perhaps one of the most challenging topics in sustainability studies, sustainable food systems are critical to creating a sustainable future.

This course will look at commercial chemical-intensive agriculture, study both lowland and upland agriculture as practiced in Thailand, and spend extended time in the fields and gardens of farmers and villagers. This course will examine comparisons between large scale agroindustry with smallholder agriculture, with special emphasis on organic farming and agroecology.
Students will spend extended time in the field learning about both the biology of sustainable agriculture as well as the social and political issues surrounding sustainable agriculture and current commercial food systems.

Students will travel to Don Jieng, in Northern Thailand to visit local farm groups, then to Ban Dang Nai to look at look at the impacts of agricultural extension efforts on village livelihood, culture, environment, and more!
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Map Weiser Hall - Suite 255

November 2018

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

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