Global challenges require international cooperation at eye level and innovative solution strategies. You will learn about the impacts and challenges of climate change with a focus on agrofoodsystems in different geographical settings and elaborate possible solutions in international teams. Besides the preparation from a local (Swiss) perspective, you will be connected to and work together with our partners from the Universidade Federal de Grande Dourados (Brasil) and the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore (India) using virtual tools and methods (e.g. virtual classroom and teamwork). 

The overall goal of the 2020 Agrobiodiversity Challenge is to collectively find out about the status of agricultural biodiversity in Switzerland, about the temporal development of its different aspects and to identify potentials to increase agrobiodiversity for more locally adapted and resilient land use systems. Due to the current corona crisis, we will also investigate reported and potential impacts of COVID-19 on the global and local food value chains and agrobiodiversity.