FSC Summer School “Transformative Changes in Agriculture and Food Systems”

Deadline: 30 June 2019
Open to: PhD candidates from Africa, Asia and Latin America
Venue: 9-27 September at SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines


The global population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050. But resource constraints (land, water, etc.) and the changing climate is reducing farm productivity. These put much pressure for transformative changes to agriculture and food systems to meet the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2) of ending hunger, achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030. This Summer School will consider advances in technology and discuss three pathways for how changes in food and agriculture systems could contribute to meeting SDG 2.

This Summer School is jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim in Germany, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the frame of the Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation (EXCEED) program.


Motivated Ph.D. students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


FSC will offer up to 16 scholarships for ongoing Ph.D. students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to participate in the course. The scholarship covers roundtrip economy-class air ticket, accommodation, meals, and domestic travel related to course activities in the Philippines.

Other expenses (such as visa fees, if any) shall be borne by the students.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.