Johan Six: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021
|Name||Prof. Dr. Johan Six|
Institut für Agrarwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, LFH B 1
|Telephone||+41 44 632 84 83|
|Department||Environmental Systems Science|
|751-5201-10L||Tropical Cropping Systems, Soils and Livelihoods |
This course has been restructured due to Covid-19 restrictions, part I (2 CP) takes place in Autumn 2021, part II (3 CP) in Spring 2022, with an excursion/fieldwork. For more information, please contact the lecturer: firstname.lastname@example.org
|2 credits||2G||J. Six, K. Benabderrazik|
|Abstract||This course guides students in analyzing and comprehending tropical agroecosystems. Students gain theoretical knowledge of field methods, diagnostic tools for tropical soils and agroecosystems. Various experts will present their projects and perspectives on various subjects from Food security, Resilience to Soil physics.|
(1) Overview of the major land use systems in Tropical agroecosystems in several contexts Africa
(2) Interdisciplinary analysis of agricultural production systems
(3) Knowledge on methods to assess Food and energy security in tropical agroecosystems
(4) Hands-on training on the use of field methods, diagnostic tools and survey methods.
(5) Gain practical knowledge on how to assess Food and Energy Security
(6) Collaboration in international students and stakeholders
|Content||Part 1 (Fall semester 2021) |
This course guides students in analyzing and comprehending tropical agroecosystems. Students gain theoretical knowledge of field methods, diagnostic tools for tropical soils and agroecosystems. Various experts will present their projects and perspectives on various subjects from Food security, resilience to soil physics or agricultural economics. Students will engage in readings, discussions and exchanges on the specificities of tropical agriculture.
Part 2 (Spring 2022)
On the second module, students gain practical knowledge on field - An integral part of the course is the two-week field project in a Tropical region, meeting several stakeholders of the agricultural and food systems and conducting various assessments related to Food and Energy Security.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Students can only join Part 2 if Part 1 was taken and validated first. |
A selection of 20 students for the Part 2 will be done on the basis of several elements. We would require the students enrolled to the class to send a short cover letter (1-page max.) by September 28th 2021, justifying your motivation to enroll to this class.