AGR 4905 Special Problems in Agronomy - Study Abroad in South Africa

Description

The AGR 4905 Special Problems in Agronomy is a three semester credit course, offered during the Summer “A” Session at FAMU. Students interested in participating must register for the course. The course  concentrates on basic issues of Land Reform Policy in South Africa and the effectiveness of the policy and it's implementation to reduce proverty, improve rural livelihoods and promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource managment.  A key aspect of this course includes a 15 day faculty led student immersion to South Africa.  The immersion consist of lectures and seminars by partner institutions' faculty, discussions with policy makers and industry representatives, on farm hands on experiences and cultural-historical site visits.  This course provides an environment for the international study of agriculture and land issues in South Africa and provides for assessing the role each plays in reducing proverty and hunger and in generating economic growth.

Course Eligibility

Applicant must be an upper level undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Agriculture or a related science.  Applicant must also be in good academic standing.

Deadline

Completed application materials must be submitted to Office of International Agriculture by February 15, 2014 for Summer 2014 consideration.

Travel Stipends

A limited number of travel stipends up to $2,500 are available through a competitive selection process.  Students will be required to have additional travel funding beyond the travel stipend to cover the cost of participating in the immersion.