22-DEC-2018: AMU Assistant Prof returns after completing prestigious programme in Netherlands
Aligarh, December 22: Even as thousands of applications streamed in from various countries for the coveted, 'Nuffic OKP Fellowship for Making Agriculture Work for Food and Nutrition Security' at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Netherlands; Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Assistant Professor from the Botany Section of Women?s College, Dr Aamir Raina's credentials won him a fellowship. Dr Raina was the only Indian to be shortlisted amongst over 30 individuals from various Asian, European, African and Pan-American nations.
"The fellowship programme was an excellent opportunity to explore different agricultural pathways leading to food and nutrition security," said Dr Raina.
He further said that the participation in the programme provided him with an understanding of the definitions of food systems, value chains, food security, nutrition security and their interconnectedness eventually helping to apply conceptual frameworks to ensure nutrition sensitive agricultural development programmes and policies.
Dr Raina pointed out that the course was highly interactive, building on the participant's own experiences and cases. "The approach in the program offered flexibility to elaborate on specific themes," he said adding that the course participation has helped him in bringing tangible results of cases and new in-depth insights to address nutrition issues among other important findings to AMU.
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