Organization Name: University of Wisconsin ľ Madison
Place: Madison, Wisconsin,
Training language: English
Dates: Fall Semester deadline: January 15
Semester deadline: November 15
Semester is flexible
Duration: 3 semesters
Cost: Depending on status
Funding: Depending on status
Target groups and admission requirements:
objectives:The program aims to train
analysts and researchers in such a broadened vision of the possibilities of
agriculture. Underexploited ecological and social opportunities hold promise
for a more broadly beneficent agriculture. Agricultural strategies of the past
century consistently substituted industrial inputs for biological processes.
Environmental quality and social equity concerns are stimulating
reconsideration of the best balance between the industrial and the biological, and
development of new technologies and new forms of socioeconomic organization for
striking that balance. The social opportunity lies in our emerging appreciation
of the power of inclusive participatory processes to lead to wise and equitable
environmental decisions. By coming to appreciate these contextual issues and
through exposure to concepts of systems, ecology, and public process, graduates
will shape the evolution of this new agriculture.
program: The Agroecology Program offers a Master's degree with two tracks:
* The Public Practice Option is a
3-semester program that trains facilitators to enable broader discussion and
negotiation at the interfaces of agriculture and other sectors of society. The
goal of this 'action-in-society' option is to train analysts to increase
understanding about the roles of agricultural systems in multifunctional
landscapes, and the public policy that shapes these roles.
* The Research Option addresses the need
for continued research and scholarship in order that discussions and
negotiations are well informed. Students will have the opportunity to obtain
experience in the scholarship of original research, culminating in the writing
of a thesis.
139 King Hall
1525 Observatory Dr.
Madison WI 53706-1299