LOWINFOOD partners as teachers in the “Design of sustainable food systems” summer school

21 July 2022 By

Between 11 and 22 July 2022, the LOWINFOOD partners Clara Cicatiello (project coordinator, University of Tuscia), Luca Secondi (University of Tuscia), Silvia Scherhaufer (BOKU) and Mattias Eriksson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) are conducting seminars within the International Summer School on Design of sustainable food systems, organised by the University of Tuscia at the Centro Studi Alpino di Pieve Tesino, in the mountains of Trentino (Italy).

The summer school on arises from the growing attention that the issue of sustainability of food systems is gaining at international level. The Farm-to-Fork strategy launched by the European Union in 2020 brings agri-food issues to the heart of the European Green Deal, pushing for a transition of food systems towards a condition of sustainability that can lead environmental, social and economic benefits. This approach aims to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG 12: sustainable production and consumption).

The in-depth knowledge of these issues by students enrolled in courses dealing with the agri-food sector will be essential to allow them to work towards this transition in the next future. The objective of the summer school is to provide to participants the theoretical overview and a basic toolbox to design and assess sustainability in agri-food systems, in an international environment.