Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (fibl) are offering in interdisciplinary and international education programme with its guiding theme "Designing Food Value Chains to foster the Agenda 2030". The project includes an open online course and an international Summer School to educate young researchers and future decision makers for developing food value chains that foster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sector of activity
Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical


Students from different parts of the world will be trained to facilitate their understanding of sustainable food value chains, related challenges and potentials for sustainable development and finally to develop and implement new solutions for food chains that create value for everyone.


In the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 the international Summer School will allow students from around the world to deepen and apply their knowledge on sustainable food value chains. Each year the summer School will focus on one specific SDG and take place at one of the partnering universities (Switzerland, India and Slovenia). In interdisciplinary and international teams the students will address current challenges for a sustainable food system.

In addition, an e-learning course is offered as an open online course which dwells upon sustainable food value chains and how they can contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs.

Impact and Results


Next steps and how to get involved

For more information on the summer school and how to apply, visit www.gof-summerschool.org.
Register for the eLearning course at www.gof-summerschool.org/elearning/ !