Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture

Education type
Exchange programme
Field of interest
Plant sciences
Field of interest
Communication
Introduction

The study programme

The course ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ is aimed at students who are motivated to contribute to the adaptation of agriculture to climate change. Climate-smart agriculture emphasizes adaptive strategies to cope with changing climatic conditions liking rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and a higher frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. This includes for example selecting crops that are more resilient to heat, drought, or floods, and adopting farming practices that can adapt to variable and unpredictable weather patterns. Climate-smart agriculture aims to enhance the resilience of agricultural systems to these changes.

During the course, students will work out case studies, in which soil and water management and plant adaptation are integrated. Next to that, hands-on projects in our circular business laboratory or green house are included. This implies that Aeres UAS is a strong advocate in ‘learning-by-doing’.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

  • Do you have any questions about admission?

    Please contact our International Office by sending an email to international.uas@aeres.nl.

Characteristics
Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Duration of this programme: 1 February – 31 May
    • Application is open as of 1 October
    • Application deadline: 1 December

    After your home university has informed the international office that you are nominated for an exchange at Aeres UAS, the international office will inform you via email on the application procedure. 

     
  • Fees and funding

    When you're going to study abroad, it's good to know what to expect finanicially. Here you can find information about tuition fees and other (study) costs.

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A student’s perspective

Programme content

This is what you will learn

When completed, this programme can lead to 22 ECTS. This programme has the following sub-modules:

  • Principles of sustainable climate smart agriculture
  • Plant breeding and selection towards drought resilience
  • Agricultural production in water-scarce areas; soil and water management
  • Project @ Cirkl Business Lab
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Advanced English language training