‘Scaling up agroecological practices can simultaneously increase farm productivity and food security, improve incomes and rural livelihoods, and reverse the trend towards special loss and genetic erosion.’
Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter.
The ALC is excited to announce the launch of a new UVM-accredited Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology (CGSA). These types of programs are being increasingly recognized as an effective and accessible learning option for working professionals and graduate students to gain deeper knowledge and credentials in a particular field or discipline. Our low-residency program is composed of 1 hybrid course, which includes both face-to-face and online delivery, and 4 online courses. The goal of the CGSA is to provide participants with graduate-level, conceptual and applied knowledge in agroecology. More specifically, it is a response to an increasing demand for a deeper curriculum that focuses on all dimensions of agroecology, including its expressions as science, social movement and practice. The curriculum of the CGSA fully encompasses the ALC vision of agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approach.
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology is a 15-credit program that can be completed within one year. The curriculum encourages students to integrate ecological, social, and economic perspectives in developing practical solutions to contemporary problems in our agrifood system. The fully prescribed coursework consists of one residential hybrid course, three foundational online classes, and a final synthesis seminar course. Students will be placed in yearly cohorts so that we are building community and expanding the network among program participants. The certificate’s hybrid design means you can live in your own food shed while learning lessons that you can apply anywhere.
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