Wageningen, Netherlands

Animal Breeding and Genetics

when 20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 250

“Food security in a changing world – how can animal breeders contribute?” is the key question during the Summer course Animal Breeding and Genetics. The course is meant for students who would like to learn more about various issues that are important for the implementation of sustainable breeding programs for farm animals, with a focus on both developed and developing countries and from a global perspective.

Course leader

Dieuwertje Lont

Target group

3rd years BSc, MSc-students Basic knowledge of animal breeding and genetics is expected.
The summer school is initiated by the EMABG consortium. However, this summer school is intended not only for students that participate in the European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG) but also for other students that want to become internationally experienced. Scientists with extensive experience in this domain give lectures and supervise students during their case studies.

Course aim

After the course, students are able to:
-Understand the concept of global sustainable food security
-Identify the competing claims with respect to sustainable food security
-Explain how animal production can contribute to sustainable food security
-Explain how animal breeding can contribute to sustainable food security
-Have a clear understanding that animal breeding in developing countries is different from animal breeding in developed countries
-Conceptualize a research program that contributes to food security and meets the local environment and market conditions

Fee info

EUR 250: Travel expenses, accommodation and food are not included


Wageningen Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.