Enhancement of postgraduate studies on sustainable agriculture and future farming systems

Module 4 «Transdisciplinary methods for sustainable agriculture»

Through this module doctoral students will learn how innovations to complex problems in agriculture and food systems can be developed together with societal stakeholders using a transdisciplinary research approach. The module focuses on social sciences methodologies and system approaches, particularly with regard to understanding human actions and behaviour and the importance of underlying knowledge for system functioning and change.
The following aspects are covered:
  • 1. Introduction to sustainability in agriculture and food systems.
  • 2. System approaches: conceptual and theoretical foundations of socio-ecological systems and human activities.
  • 3. Participatory and qualitative methods of transdisciplinary research.
Module 4 «Transdisciplinary methods for sustainable agriculture»