AGRI 325 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (3 credits)

Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Overview

Agriculture : Travel and exposure to a foreign agricultural sector where sustainable agricultural practices (e.g., organic farm production, ecological management of pests and weeds, crop rotation, water conservation, etc.), regulations, and policies are examined within the context of land use, local economies, and food security issues.

Terms: Summer 2019

Instructors: Julie Major, Sergio Burgos (Summer)

  • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent or permission of instructor

  • Lectures and visits will be jointly delivered by local experts and McGill Staff. Lectures (25%) and field visits (75%). Final year students should note that graduation may be delayed.

  • This course has a fee of $1600, a small portion of which is tax receiptable on the T2202A; it includes internal travel (by coach), accommodation, most of the meals for the duration of the course, as well as instructor costs. It does not includes airfare to and from the country of study, which should be arranged by the student.

  • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • **The instructor’s approval is required.