Intensive Lecture Course by Prof. Xiaohua Yu (University of Göttingen) on July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

As part of a series of international collaborative courses offered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Unit for the Kyoto University Top Global Course (AGST), the Division of Natural Resource Economics will hold an intensive lecture course entitled “Food Economics and Nutrition Policy in Developing and Transition Countries” (Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics IVA) , taught online by Prof. Xiaohua Yu from the University of Göttingen, Germany on July 8, 15, 22, 29,  2021.

[Course Title]

[Intensive, First semester]

Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics IVA (生物資源経済学特別講義IVA)(Code: FC05000)

Food Economics and Nutrition Policy in Developing and Transition Countries

[Number of credits]

1 (one)


Prof. Xiaohua Yu

Chair Professor of Agricultural Economics in Developing and Transition
Countries, Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity, and Growth”, and
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development,
University of Göttingen.

He is also Project Professor in the Top Global University Program at Kyoto University (2016-present).


July 8 (Thursday): 16:00-19:00 Lectures 1 & 2

July 15 (Thursday): 16:00-19:00 Lectures 3 & 4

July 22 (Thursday): 16:00-19:00 Lectures 5 & 6

July 29 (Thursday): 16:00-19:00 Lectures 7 & 8


[Course Format]

Online via Zoom 



[Overview and purpose of the course]

This course will share the research frontier and the main methods in the literature on food, nutrition and poverty issues in developing and transition countries. It will help graduate students to understand the research frontier on food, nutrition and poverty issues in developing and transition countries, which mainly focus on China, Pakistan and African countries.

[Syllabus & Flyer]

Please see Syllabus  and  Flyer  for further information.


[For Academic Credit]: 

   ■Students at GSA (Graduate School of Agriculture):

     Please register on KULASIS according to the following schedule: 

       ・April 2- 16:  Timetable creation

       ・April 17- 20: Registration

       ・April 23- 26 :  Correction

       ・April 28 (5:00 pm): Confirmation of registration

   ■Students at other Graduate Schools: 

   Students at other Graduate Schools also can register for this course. However, the course registration process may differ from one Graduate School to another. For details, please contact the student affairs office of your affiliated Graduate School.

[For Auditing (Non-credit Participation)]:

Please register with Assistant Teaching Staff Mr. Makoto Kuroda by contacting him at:

kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

by June 30 (Wednesday), 2021.


Makoto KURODA, Assistant Teaching Staff, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture

E-mail: kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

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