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International Food Systems Summer School at the University of Ghana

3 April 2019

N8 AgriFood are offering 10 places for N8 AgriFood Doctoral researchers to participate in an international food systems training week in Ghana in June.

As part of our strategic partnership and engagement, N8 AgriFood, is working with Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching And Learning (IFSTAL) to organise a unique international Food Systems Summer School at the University of Ghana from 16 – 21 June, 2019. Doctoral students from the N8 Universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) working in any aspect of agri-food are invited to apply for ten highly competitive places to participate in the event. The UK participants will join ten Ghanaian PhD students and ten early career colleagues from industry to co-learn and understand food systems from an international perspective.

The course focuses on enhancing participants’ food system knowledge and ‘systems thinking’ with interactive activities to help develop participants’ skills in communicating complexity. You will learn about the challenges of food systems, tools and approaches to analyse food systems, and how change in food systems can be brought about.  Speakers will include John Ingram (Oxford- Environmental Change Institute), Bob Doherty (University of York), Jonathan Rushton (University of Liverpool), Daniel Bruce Sarpong (University of Ghana) and invited local key speakers.

All training costs for participants once in Ghana are covered (including accommodation, travel and meals) and here in Manchester we will be happy to fully support the travel costs for any successful applicants from Manchester.

You can find further details and an application via the link below:

The deadline for applications is 5:00pm, Monday 15 April.

Please contact N8 AgriFood Knowledge Exchange Fellow Dr John Atibila ( if you have any questions about the training course, logistics, or travel arrangements. .

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