India: Summer Innovation Lab—Food

Analyze current trends and long-term prospects for local food production and nutritional security in the Himalaya

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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Please visit our website for more information. Through excursions, site visits, and discussions with experts in the field, all of which are complemented by hands-on projects, you will develop new skills and diverse perspectives necessary for analyzing the sustainability of food production and nutritional security within integrated and rapidly changing Himalayan agricultural systems. On this program, you will study Sikkim’s dynamic genetic pool of agro-biological resources developed by mountain communities through generations of diverse cultivation and conservation practices. You will learn about and analyze how climate change, globalization, and state government policies impact food production and nutritional security in mountain communities. This course culminates in collaborative group projects related to food, designed by you and innovation lab co-participants in conjunction with local communities.


  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business And Technology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Development Studies


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