Local strategies to food and meal security within the global world markets and the possibilities of resource management will show us the scope of action for sustainable livelihoods. Experiences with environmental management and local knowledge will help to understand gender relations and human activities. The debate on gender and environment will be explained by theoretical approaches of ecology, human and cultural ecology as well as ecofeminist contributions.
We will follow the debate on the food crisis of 2008 and necessary activities, the climate change discussion and the environmental as well as social and cultural effects of agro- and bio-fuel production.
The GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) offers a poster competition (December 2009 / January 2010), students who are interested can take part in this programme that offers a three month visit to one of their projects in developing countries of the South to the three first winners.