International Agroecology Shortcourse

2017 International Agroecology Shortcourse

The International Agroecology Shortcourse is designed for scholars, practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about agroecology, participatory research and whole-systems approaches to agriculture and food systems development. The course lasts 11 days and is hosted by partner organizations in the U.S. and Latin America. In addition to past courses at UVM, previous hosts have included the Community Agroecology Network (CAN), the University of California at Santa Cruz, Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo and the Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), among others.

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Option for expanded course for credit: online component July 17- August 18, in-person session July 31- August 10, 2017. More information on registration here.

We are excited to announce the 18th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse, which we are once again hosting at the University of Vermont. This year’s theme is “Pathways to Resilience: An agroecological approach.”  Join international participants and instructors with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise to explore agroecology, from foundational theory to new frontiers in the field.  This informative and inspirational course has been running for decades, and provides an innovative space to learn, share and network for anyone involved or interested in the field of agroecology, as a science, practice and social movement. The course is hosted by the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) at the University of Vermont, in partnership with the Community Agroecology Network (CAN). There are two options to take the course:

  1. Non-credit training course: A 10 day face to face experience at the University of Vermont. Final fees still to be determined but usually around $2,000 all included (tuition, accommodations, meals and materials). This does not cover travel costs. Dates: July 31-August 10.
  2. A UVM 4-credit graduate/upper division summer course1. For this year only, the course can be used as the first required course of our new Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology2, which will be officially launched later this summer. Dates: July 17-30 online; July 31-August 10, face to face at the University of Vermont. For more information on registration for credit click here.

Classes and field activities will be held at the University of Vermont, situated in the heart of the Champlain Valley offering participants a unique opportunity to experience Vermont’s vibrant, local food and agriculture systems.

The ALC, formerly called the Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group (ARLG), at the University of Vermont, has hosted two previous International Agroecology Shortcourses. The 2017 course represents the initiation of a new cycle of annual shortcourses in Vermont that will be associated with the Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology at UVM, which is pending final approval.