|A new Master’s program specialized in “Innovations et politiques pour une alimentation durable” (IPAD – Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Food Production) will open at Montpellier’s SupAgro, starting next September.|
Montpelier’s SupAgro website explains how this new degree program was designed to meet a global challenge. It is urgent to tackle the vital issue of feeding the planet.
Of course, this problem cannot be addressed wantonly; it cannot be accomplished at the cost of completely devastating the limited resources that remain.
It is an even greater challenge in that urbanization is on the rise and by mid-century there will be over 9 billion people on earth.
Thus, following the example of many players, in both developped and emerging countries, who are mobilized and creating sustainable farming and food systems, “the program’s goal is to give graduates the means to participate in the strengthening of the sustainability (economic, social, and environmental) of agricultural and food production systems at the international level.”
The Fondation Chirac is also implicated in this task through its programs against deforestation and for access to clean water that render food security possible .
The Fondation’s first target are those rendered most vulnerable by poverty and climatic events; but its work is beneficial to us all in the end because we live in an interdependent world. This is a fact we can no longer ignore.
This degree program will therefore train high-level executives to rise to this crucial challenge for our future. These newly formed executives will be equally capable of reacting effectively in the field. They represent a non-negligible force of proposals to a problem that, unfortunately, has been present for decades in many parts of the globe.
|For more information :– SupAgro website|