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World Food System plans two-week school in West Africa

The ETH Zurich World Food System Center, together with the Yamsys Project and the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d’Ivoire, is taking applications for next year’s World Food System Summer School, “Food Systems in Transition,” which will be held 27 January through 10 February 2018 in Côte d’Ivoire. The two-week intensive academic course will take place in Abidjan, Bouaké, and several field sites.

The program spans the food system and includes lectures, workshops, case studies, field trips, and farm work together with faculty and experts from leading research institutes, the public, private, and not for profit sectors.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university graduate education program (master’s or PhD) or have recently graduated from one of these programs (up to five years since graduation). Successful applicants will

have a strong and demonstrated interest in food system challenges and solutions, collaboration across disciplines, sectors and cultures, and bring relevant experience. The course will be conducted in English, though

some degree of proficiency in French is recommended. Further, participants can give feedback and ask questions in French. We are running a competitive application process; this also applies to applicants from ETH Zurich and Yamsys partner universities.

Participants from West Africa are particularly encouraged to apply.

More details about the program and the application procedure can be found here.

Applications must to be submitted online by Monday 3 July 2017 at 8 AM CET.

Contact Jonna Cohen ( with questions.