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Colombia: Food Security & Sustainable Development

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Pereira and Manizales, Colombia
Course # SA 21258
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2016 05/31/16 to 06/12/16

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Program Leader
Purdue University
Room 26 Agriculture Administration Building
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613

Program Description

For more information contact:

Adriela Fernandez, AGEC,, 494-4136

This course provides an international and multidisciplinary perspective on food security and resources. Focus will be case studies that represent different regions of the world with special emphasis on the changing conditions for tropical agriculture. The case studies, discussed in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, will help students gain knowledge and understanding of regional variations of food security and resources, sustainable development and economic growth throughout the world. -This is a four-week, three-credits course which offers units on social and demographic changes, on the physical environment, global climate change, economic systems, and global trade. Purdue will partner with the University of Caldas, UC, and the Technological University of Pereira, UTP. • The first week will be in Pereira at the UTP, second week is in Manizales at the UC. During these two weeks Purdue Students will have access to the course material: PPT slides with class’s notes, course program, and reading materials in English while their instruction will be in English and Spanish. • The third week will be back at the Purdue campus with Purdue students and faculty and the Colombian students and their faculty for Team’s presentations and complementary activities; the joint teams’ multimedia project will be shown via video-conference to other students and professors, in UTP and Caldas. There will be an extra week for finishing the course’s written paper, in English for Purdue students.



Academic Credit

3 credits AGEC 498 or POL 429.


Must remain in good academic standing with the college.

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