University of East Anglia UEA: Agriculture and Rural Development

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of International Development
Web http://www.uea.ac.uk
Email admissions@uea.ac.uk
Telephone 01603 591515
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Summary

**About This Course**

Gain an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods, rural policy and politics. You’ll strengthen your analytical prowess and graduate with a set of widely transferable skills.

Focus on agriculture, rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation, in the increasingly globalised context. Take an interdisciplinary perspective on the global, national and local level processes that shape agriculture and rural development. And integrate your knowledge by using a mix of social sciences, economics and natural resource studies.

You’ll cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development – including the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations Development Programme and La Via Campesina. You’ll also gain cutting-edge insights on the relationship between agriculture and rural development.

With these topics back at the top of the international development agenda, you’ll graduate ready to take on a fulfilling career or further study in the area.

**Overview**

Gain first-class training in how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low-income countries.

This course combines theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies, giving you a well-rounded view of the issues at hand.

You’ll take advantage of the teaching team’s hands-on experience with agriculture and rural development in a large variety of low-income countries – giving you a unique and relevant perspective from the people who’ve been there.

You’ll cover agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics and get to grips with the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development. You’ll even cover civil society organisations such as La Via Campesina who fight for workers’ rights and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement – the mass social movement formed by rural workers who fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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