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Wandervogel Study in Global Food Resources I (compulsory subject)

Denmark (scheduled for around a week)

Food resources problems in developed countries

The solution to food resources problems facing developed countries is to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly agricultural production systems. To this end, farmers, state/local governments and researchers must act as one in their efforts to resolve the problems.

Researchers: identification of problems and the presentation of technical solutions

State/local governments: financial support for experiment and research, and policy support for the dissemination of technologies

Farmers: agricultural management that harmonizes with the environment

Goals of practical training

This course will focus on the harmonious coexistence of water environments and dairy/livestock farming industries, and help students to develop the ability to propose measures to resolve food resources problems in developed countries based on examples in Denmark, a prominent dairy nation. It will enable students to learn directly about initiatives taken by farmers, local governments and researchers to find out how the country introduced sustainable agricultural production practices.

Characteristics of practical training

Students will:

  • stay in Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality in western Denmark (a prominent dairy nation);
  • attend lectures given by farmers and local government officials, and visit related facilities;
  • audit courses at the Foulum Campus of Aarhus University; and
  • study together with students from around the world because the practical training will be offered jointly by the School and Aarhus University Summer University.