At the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna – BOKU – I offer three graduate courses covering various aspects of farming and food systems in complex environments, focusing primarily on bringing about change for the benefits of disadvantaged people and countries. My teaching is research-led, i.e. I draw on data and experiences arising from my work on pathways and transition processes at ICRISAT.
My teaching portfolio includes taught courses and seminars.
Courses range in length from two to five days and are designed both as a standalone introduction to managing farm and food system transitions and as a unit to prepare students for research and practical actions in the field. All courses can be completed within six weeks.
Details including course content, learning outcomes and schedules can be found on the BOKU University website.
My graduate courses are learning-intensive. Exactly for that reason, I’m not teaching all the time. In my courses, I encourage students to enhance their critical thinking skills, form academic positions and work independently.
If you are thinking about development research in more general terms, you may want to consider courses offered by my university colleagues at the Institute for Development Research.