World food production largely exceeds the quantity required for feeding the global population. Yet, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 870 million people still suffer from hunger, the vast majority living in poor countries. Since most of them lives in rural areas and base their livelihood on agriculture and related activities, a sustainable growth of this sector is a priority in the international development agenda. Moreover, the unprecedented global competition for access to land and natural resources calls for urgent actions.

This executive course aims at providing a broad outline over land access, the competition for natural resources and the right to food, as well as at discussing realistic policy options and viable and sustainable solutions towards poverty eradication.

- Monday:

Land grabbing; Natural resources and conflicts

Women’s access to land

- Tuesday:

Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests: the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and social movements

Rights dimension to development: from right to food to small scale fisheries and indigenous issues

- Wednesday:

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

- Thursday:

Water politics and geopolitics of water - Cooperation and conflict

Water security: Water scarcity and  Water footprint 

- Friday:

Geopolitics of natural resources (with a focus on China)

Natural resources, armed conflicts and food/land insecurity

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FromOctober 26th 2015
ToOctober 30th 2015


The course will be delivered in English. Upon request, this course can be repeated in another language.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is € 1,600.00.

If two or more members of an organization apply for the same course the first participant will pay the full fee, but additional members will have a reduced participation fee of € 1,200.00.

The application deadline for the course SEC02 is September 15th, 2015.

The participation fee includes:

- Tuition costs, including all training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services

- Participant costs, including the course field trips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket, the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and a final dinner.