Global Horticulture and Human Nutrition to Enhance Community Resilience and Food Security (HORT 689) is an online course jointly developed under a USDA/NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant awarded to the University of Arkansas, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. The course will cover three broad areas of global horticulture, human nutrition and international development and is intended to be multi-disciplinary. After completing the course, select graduate students will be able to:
- Explain components of the value chain approach in international agricultural development, including marketing systems.
- Describe methods of prevention of food loss through preservation and food processing.
- Identify food security issues brought about by famine to mitigate child and maternal nutritional deficiencies.
- Explain how beneficial compounds in fruits and vegetables impact human nutrition.
- Describe the nexus of human nutrition and horticulture in addressing international development.
- Articulate theory of change through the lens of gender and youth using measurable impacts.
Students who complete the course will be eligible to receive a scholarship to participate in an associated two-week-long international service learning experience to be held in Guatemala in late May 2019.
For more information, please contact Dana Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Tim Davis (email@example.com) for registration details.