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UPM Hosts 2018 MS FSCC Summer School

Food Security and Climate Change Summer School Malaysia 2018 was successfully held in University Putra Malaysia on 14 – 28 July 2018. This international collaborative programme was sponsored by the European Union under the Erasmus Plus (Erasmus +) scheme.

A total of 45 students and 22 facilitators from various countries including Europe participated in this second MS FSCC summer school. The first summer school was conducted last year at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. On 16 July 2018, the opening ceremony was officiated by the Vice Chancellor, Yang Berbahagia Professor Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris at the Hall of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture.

This two-week summer school was aimed to provide a direct exposure and training to students in agricultural-based activities related to food safety and climate change. Keeping up with this year’s theme, ‘Oil Palm – Cattle Integration: A Transition Towards Sustainability’, the participants were exposed to various activities during their first week of the summer school in a highly interactive study environment that combines lectures, case studies and group discussion conducted by a group of prominent speakers.

They had also experienced the real-life educational opportunity during the 6-day field trip where they were given the opportunity to apply the theoretical and empirical knowledge gained in the first week. The field trip was held at Palong and Keratong, Negeri Sembilan.

The summer school ended on 28 July 2018 with a 1-day tour around Kuala Lumpur city centre. All participants departed on 29 July 2018, leaving Malaysia with a memorable experience of being change agents for sustainability in agriculture.

 

 

 

 

Date of Input: 31/08/2018 | Updated: 28/09/2018 | azimin

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