Developing a MSc. Programme in Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Erasmus Project

General information for the Developing a MSc. Programme in Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Erasmus Project

Developing a MSc. Programme in Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Developing a MSc. Programme in Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Capacity Building in higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

Climate projections for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region indicate warmer and drier conditions with increased frequency of natural disasters. Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable economic sectors to climate change, mainly due to the limited availability of water and land resources in the two target MENA countries (Egypt and Jordan). There is future risk of higher skills shortages in ‘niche’ areas related to the impact of climate change to agricultural sectors and food production. In particular, there is need for highly specialised scientists in the field of agriculture and food security who want to combine scientific and social or policy skills to better understand and make significant contributions to climate adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and food security. It is critical to integrate agricultural science with related subjects that impact on sustainability and food security such as geo-politics, legislation and regulation, consumer pressures, economics, agro-ecology and environmental stewardship, especially at the post-graduate level. An inter/multidisciplinary MSc programme in Climate Change, Agricultural Development and Food Security (CCSAFS) is urgently needed. CCSAFS is driven by the Bologna process and a multi-stakeholder approach advanced through a participatory or negotiated curriculum, innovative methodologies such as the 10Cs transversal skills in a problem-based learning environment enabled by ICTs, blended learning, SDGs and agro-food entrepreneurship in teaching, learning and outreach activities. Graduates will be equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge and agro-food entrepreneurship and ethics to promote sustainable agricultural production, food security and climate change adaptation. CCSAFS will help to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities to compact hunger and adjust to local, regional and global changes in climate.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 919842 Eur

Project Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS & Country: EL

Project Partners

  • PERIFERIAKO KENTRO EMPIROGNOMOSINISSTIN EKPAIDEFSI KAI TI VIOSIMI ANAPTIKSI
  • ASWAN UNIVERSITY
  • JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • HELIOPOLIS UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION
  • SUEZ CANAL UNIVERSITY
  • SEKEM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION – SDF
  • JERASH UNIVERSITY